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New Delhi: 'Third parties' refused to disclose Modi-Vajpayee letters during 2002 Guj Riots: PMO

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The Prime Minister's Office has refused to disclose details of correspondence between Narendra Modi as Gujarat Chief Minister and then PM Atal Behari Vajpayee during the 2002 Gujarat riots, saying "concerned third parties" have said the same is of "confidential nature" and will have the effect of impending the ongoing inquiry, investigation and trial in the 2002 riots.


Read more at: PMO says 'third parties' refused to disclose Modi-Vajpayee letters during 2002 Guj Riots - The Economic Times

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The Hindu, Delhi 10.3.2015.


The Prime Minister’s Office has once again refused to release details of the correspondence during the Gujarat riots between then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and then Chief Minister Narendra Modi, citing “third party objections.”


RTI activist Subhash Agarwal wrote to the PMO in December 2013 seeking complete copies of correspondence between Mr. Vajpayee and Mr. Modi between February 27, 2002, the day the Sabarmati Express was set on fire in Godhra, and April 30, 2002, by when the worst of the post-Godhra riots was over.


After first refusing to give the information, a decision overturned in appeal, the PMO replied to Mr. Agarwal in April 2014 that it was seeking consent of third parties.

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File an RTI asking for file notings and the authority on which these documents have been classified as "Confidential" and the authority on which has decided to reject the application under Sec(8)(1).

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