He said the then BJP President Rajnath Singh had specifically been named

news Monday, June 20, 2016 - 18:16

An RTI activist, on whose complaint notices were issued to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, has accused the Registrar of Central Information Commission of adopting "double standards" in handling his complaints against the six national political parties.

In his complaint to Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur against CIC Registrar M K Sharma, activist R K Jain alleged he had adopted double standards in issuing notice to Sonia Gandhi "by name" as Congress President, while the names of Rajnath Singh, Prakash Karat, Sharad Pawar, Mayawati and S Sudhakar Reddy, have been omitted though the complaints named them specifically.

"The effect of omission of the name of the persons accused in the complaints from the notice issued by M K Sharma, Registrar is the shifting of the penal consequences to a person other than the one named in the complaint," Jain said in his complaint to Mathur, filed on June 15.

He said the then BJP President Rajnath Singh had specifically been named in his complaint, while the present notice issued by the Registrar is to the President, BJP.

"At present, Amit Shah is the President of BJP, thus Rajnath Singh has illegally and indirectly been exonerated by M K Sharma," Jain alleged.

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