The most powerful law we have to fight corruption is going to be diluted soon. In the next few days, the Government will amend the RTI Act to ensure that political parties do not come under direct public scrutiny.
It was a huge victory for India when we recently won an appeal to bring political parties under the RTI Act. But, instead of honouring the decision, political parties are now trying to change the law to exclude themselves.
This is a huge setback for our nation. In order to remain free of corruption, all political parties should be transparent and answerable to the public. This won’t happen if the RTI Act is modified.
It is time for us as people of this country to take action. Ask the Prime Minister (PM), Manmohan Singh, to save the RTI Act from amendments. Sign our petition.
We hardly have any time to act. We need to showcase that the whole country is against this proposed dilution of RTI Act. If thousands sign this petition, the Government will know that there is growing public support, and that they cannot ignore this demand of their voters.
Help us get at least 25,000 signatures before we deliver them to the PM, the Cabinet Ministers and to prominent media houses. They need to know that Indian citizens deserve and demand clean, transparent politics.
Each signature and every voice of the people of this country counts. Sign the petition and forward this email to your family and friends.
Thank you for taking action for our country,
On behalf of all Co-convenors of NCPRI,
Aruna Roy via Change.org
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