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NEW DELHI: The Ministry of External Affairs has refused to answer an RTI query on the issue of facilitating UK travel documents for former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi – claim that some queries didn’t fall within the ambit of the legislation, while "no information was available" for the rest with the office of the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Interestingly, the questions to the RTI were the exact seven queries posed by former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram at a press conference in Chennai on June 18. The RTI application was filed online on the same day.

 

 

Read more at: MEA Refuses to Answer RTI Query on Lalit Modi's Travel Papers - The New Indian Express

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[h=1]Lalitgate RTI Query Stonewalled by MEA[/h]

NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has refused to answer an RTI application on the issue of facilitating UK travel documents to former IPL chief Lalit Modi, saying some queries didn’t fall within the ambit of the legislation, while “no information was available” with the Office of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for the remaining ones.

 

 

Read more at: Lalitgate RTI Query Stonewalled by MEA - The New Indian Express

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MANOJ B. PATEL

MEA will not provide any information undre RTI related to Mr. Lalit Modi as media says MEA is involved in helping a criminal.

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MANOJ B. PATEL

With External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj facing opposition onslaught over ‘Lalitgate’, her office has declined to provide information about the controversy surrounding restoration of former IPL boss Lalit Modi’s passport, drawing sharp criticism from Congress and the Left.

 

Responding to an RTI plea containing seven questions, the External Affairs Ministry said, while a part of the queries did not come under the purview of the transparency law, regarding others it pleaded lack of information.

 

The questions included one about who had taken a decision not appeal in the Supreme Court the Delhi High Court’s decision restoring Lalit Modi’s passport.

 

“Kindly note that the office of External Affairs Minister (EAM) has informed that the questions in Serial 1 to 3 of your RTI does not seem to fall under the purview of the RTI act, 2005. As regards to queries Sl No 4 to 7, no information is available with EAM’s office,” the MEA said in its reply dated June 26 to Rayo, the applicant from Haryana. Read more at;

 

Ministry of External Affairs declines RTI info on Lalit Modi?s passport issue, draws flak - The Hindu

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[h=1]No special reason to decline RTI query: Salman Khurshid[/h]New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday said there was no special reason for the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to not disclose information to an RTI plea containing queries on aspects related to the controversy over restoration of former IPL chief Lalit Modi's passport.

"I don't understand what the cause is, what the reason is. This is now common knowledge, its being discussed throughout the country. Media is discussing it so what should be the reason for not disclosing it as part of the RTI, which is obviously a formal acceptance of the facts as they exist," Khurshid told ANI.

 

 

Read more at: https://in.news.yahoo.com/no-special-reason-decline-rti-query-salman-khurshid-122136262.html

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