AAP claims to champion RTI, but declines information about itself: Goel
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Union Minister Vijay Goel on Friday slammed Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying while the party claimed to champion the Right to Information act it would not reveal information sought about them.
“Till date they championed the RTI,” Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel said after flagging off the ‘Reality Check Van’ of the Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against the AAP government in the city.
“And when people file RTI and demand information from them, they never answer,” he claimed.
Goel’s remarks came after Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visited Rail Bhawan in central Delhi to file an RTI to get details about the expenditure incurred by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India and other social media campaigns.
Hitting out at Sisodia, the Minister said, “When the RTI replies will come, the people of the city will know how much the central government has spent on the Digital India campaign.”
“They are misleading people and it’s their turn to reply to the questions of Delhi,” Goel said.
Commenting on the Reality Check of the AAP government by the Delhi BJP, the BJP leader said, “The Delhi BJP under the leadership of Manoj Tiwari is doing a nice job.”
“In the last two years Delhi has witnessed no proper law and order situation, no governance and they havn’t fulfilled most of their poll promises,” Goel said highlighting the poll promises of providing free water supply in every colony of the city and installing 15 lakh CCTV cameras for women’s safety.
He also said no unauthorised colonies had been regularised in the last two years, and over 150 students sit in a classroom in Delhi government schools.
He also said the city has been turned into a slum by the ruling AAP.
“Their misgovernance has been revealed in several RTI replies, whether it is about Mohalla Clinic or any other scheme launched by them in last two years.”
“They haven’t worked even 10 per cent of what the central government has done in last two and half years,” Goel added.