DEBATE: Should Political Parties Commit To Come Under The RTI?

Posted on December 10, 2013 in Campaign, Politics, unManifesto

More and more parties today are resorting to black money embezzlement and stashing funds in shady and dubious accounts. We need transparency in the operations of every political party. However, how much can one invade in their finances and other operations? Do you think political parties should be wholly accountable under the RTI Act 2005? While many people debate that party funding must come under the ambit of RTI, they also say that we cannot invade too much in their daily working. But as unManifesto participant Shelly Mahajan put it, “Party manifestos must include the party’s willingness to come under the ambit of the Right to Information Act. Party’s expenditure, track record, composition and background of leaders etc. must be open to public scrutiny”. Do you agree? Join the debate below!

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