RTI – CIC, RTI Backlog, etc.

Why can’t we bring political parties under RTI, asks SC

  1. Bench said it is within the voter’s fundamental right to know the financial details of political parties.
  2. Under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 all political parties must affirm their allegiance to the Constitution of India.
  3. Therefore, political parties must furnish information to the public under the right of information under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India.
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