Prime Minister's Office refuses to answer RTI query on Robert Vadra

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    Prime Minister's Office refuses to answer RTI query on Robert Vadra citing confidentiality

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has cited confidentiality and refused to answer a Right to Information application related to the controversial land deals of businessman Robert Vadra. (See the PMO's reply http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/prime-minister-s-office-s-reply-to-rti-query-on-robert-vadra-378651)

    Mr Vadra is the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, often described as the most powerful person in the country.

    Last year, Nutan Thakur had filed a Public Interest Litigation or PIL in Uttar Pradesh asking that Dr Manmohan Singh's office order an investigation into whether Mr Vadra was given sweetheart land deals by real estate major DLF in the state of Haryana, where the Congress is in power.

    Ms Thakur's appeal was rejected by an Allahabad court after the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said it could not order a probe in business dealings between two private entities. The PMO's response was listed in an affidavit to court.

    The court observed that her petition was based solely on media reports and was not backed by direct evidence.

    Ms Thakur then filed a Right to Information application, asking for details of documents and notings that were used to prepare the PMO's affidavit. She also asked for details of what action did the PMO take - whether it involved other ministries, for example - after she filed her petition in court seeking an investigation against Mr Vadra.

    In its response to her, the PMO has said that while the Right to Information Act aims at creating transparency to contain corruption and increase accountability, it also seeks to "ensure that revelation of information, in actual practice, does not harm or adversely affect other important public interests which include efficient functioning of the governments, optimum use of limited fiscal resources, and preservation of confidentiality of sensitive information."

    Prime Minister's Office refuses to answer RTI query on Robert Vadra citing confidentiality | NDTV.com
     
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    Re: Prime Minister's Office refuses to answer RTI query on Robert Vadr

    Congress's double standards proved again......
     
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    Re: Prime Minister's Office refuses to answer RTI query on Robert Vadr

    RTI is for easy issues to answer and justify.
     
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    Re: Prime Minister's Office refuses to answer RTI query on Robert Vadr

    Why is congress so naive in cover up when it comes to the G family........
     
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    G-gang is looting country and media is focused on BJP-JDU ties. Think about priorities yar....Oh wait, eNarega has different priorities.
     
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    Re: Prime Minister's Office refuses to answer RTI query on Robert Vadr

    Media has received big kickbacks to play up minor issues while hiding humongous loot by ruling party and the family.

    India today is ruled by handful of families and really no one seems to mind while media and the fashionable liberals strut around boasting that India is the worlds largest democracy.
     
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    Re: Prime Minister's Office refuses to answer RTI query on Robert Vadr

    These are all side shows. There is a juggernaut moving slowly but is picking up speed- the Coal Block scandal.

    A Congress MP/industralist and a former minister reporting to the PM are in the dock. In an election year expect a few more skeletons to come tumbling out.
     
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    Hah, Naveen Jindal would come out clean, CBI raided a long time after the story broken up 2-3 months back. What would they get now ?? It was all a setup. Congress always does this, whenever someone from them trapped in such corruption cases, it makes it low profile 1st, remove all the evidence which can be helpful and then just make a formal complaint and wash its hand from the case and proudly says we removed tainted minister,MP,MLA whatever. And after sometimes, that guy backs in congresa politely. Kalmadi is the prime example.
     
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    Hah, Naveen Jindal would come out clean, CBI raided a long time after the story broken up 2-3 months back. What would they get now ?? It was all a setup. Congress always does this, whenever someone from them trapped in such corruption cases, it makes it low profile 1st, remove all the evidence which can be helpful and then just make a formal complaint and wash its hand from the case and proudly says we removed tainted minister,MP,MLA whatever. And after sometimes, that guy backs in congresa politely. Kalmadi is the prime example.
     
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    I wonder if Jondal came out clean now that the money trail has been established by the CBI.
     

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