KCR and Jagan went wrong by supporting Modi’s Bill?
For many legal experts, the decision of Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy to support BJP's controversial bill to pass the parliament had given a huge shock.
In Rajya Sabha, thereby ensuring that it is passed with a thumping majority, the MPs belonging to Telangana Rashtra Samithi and YSR Congress party supported the RTI (Amendment) Bill 2019. Whether KCR, Jagan or their party MPs had ever read the Bill and understood the implications of the changes that were made as the concern made Former central information commissioner Dr Madabushi Sridhar Acharyulu wonder.
He said, “Please try to take the assistance of your legal teams and find how your support to this bill will kill your sovereign powers at least now, which you should have done before supporting it.” “Bill kills independence of not only the Central Information Commissioners but also the Information Commissioners in your states also,” he added.
Bill would take away the powers of the states to appoint an information Commissioner and would disable them from determining the term and status of the State Information Commissioners, he reminded. He asked, “What is that you have achieved by this support to this unconstitutional, anti-democratic and anti-federal Bill?”