Strange that anti-corruption crowd has suddenly disappeared: Rahul Gandhi after Centre amended RTI Act

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the government was diluting Right to Information Act (RTI) in order to help the corrupts in India. He wondered why no anti-corruption crowd was speaking against the move. Government is diluting RTI in order to help the corrupt steal from India. Strange that the normally vociferous anti-corruption crowd has suddenly disappeared, Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet. Government is diluting RTI in order to help the corrupt steal from India. Strange that the normally vociferous anti-corruption crowd has suddenly disappeared. #GovtMurdersRTI The amendments seek to give the central government powers to fix salaries and tenures of information commissioners. However, the opposition parties called it a move to undermine the independence of the information commission. Earlier this week, Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the government. She said that the Centre was disempowering every Indian citizen. She said that it was a matter of utmost concern that the government was hell-bent on completely subverting the historic Right to Information Act, 2005. This law, prepared after widespread consultations and passed unanimously by Parliament, now stands on the brink of extinction, Not only Congress but several other parties have criticized the government for its move to amend the RTI Act. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal called it a bad move which will end the independence of Central and States Information Commissions. He said that the amendments were aimed at killing transparency in governance.