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But this government has taken the ...
But this government has taken the initiative and this is good," city-based RTI activist Anil Galgali said.
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RTI activist Anil Galgali, who filed the query with Chief Electoral Officer, said in the current Lok Sabha polls there are reports and cases of many violations of code of conduct by all political parties. DH graphics
Records of violations of code of conduct in previous three Lok Sabha polls have been destroyed in fire, a response to a RTI query has revealed.
RTI activist Anil Galgali, who filed the query with Chief Electoral Officer, said in the current Lok Sabha polls there are reports and cases of many violations of code of conduct by all political parties.
To have an insight into how such cases are treated by the Election Commission
filed a query with the chief election officer seeking information about the status of cases filed during the past three parliamentary polls.
In reply to the query, the GAD (General Administration Department) under the Chief Election Officer (CEO) replied that, all the records of action taken on violations in the past elections have been destroyed in the fire incident at Mantralaya in June 2012.
Galgali had filed a query with the Chief Electoral Officer of Maharashtra on April 7 seeking information about cases registered against candidates for violations of various code of conduct during past three Lok Sabha elections.
also sought to know how many MPs' elections were set aside and re-elections conducted in those constituencies.
Shirish Mohod, Under Secretary and Public Information Officer in the Chief Electoral Office, in a reply informed Galgali that all the files and records pertaining to query have been destroyed in the massive fire in Mantralaya (the state Secretariat) on June 21, 2012.
"It is very unfortunate to note that, despite the orders of the Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra to reconstruct all the files destroyed in the fire, the GAD looking into the election work has ignored the restoration work," Galgali
Once elections are over, strong action needs to be taken on the violation of code of conduct by defaulting candidates, he
said, adding that this will act as a strong deterrent for violations by candidates henceforth.
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RTI Activists Anil Galgali had also complained about the logo to the MMRDA.
"Mumbai Metro is a public-private partnership (PPP) project, so displaying Reliance group's logo on metro trains is illegal.
Nowhere in the documents has the MMRDA or government given any right to Anil Ambani to use or display the Reliance name on the metro," he said.
Only around 5 per cent of ...
Only around 5 per cent of work is pending, and with the completion of the road, people from Sakinaka will commute in around three minutes," said RTI activist Anil Galgali.
The step was taken in the ...
The step was taken in the wake of information obtained through Right To Information Act by RTI activist Anil Galgali that Maharashtra ministers spent Rs 14 crore over the past year to repair and renovate their official residences and on domestic air travel.
Terming the expenditure as "sheer waste of public money," Galgali
said, "Arvind Kejriwal refuses government house, but our ministers spent such a huge amount to renovate theirs."
The ministers include Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan who has spent Rs 33.5 lakh on his official residence 'Varsha' at Malabar Hill, Galgali said.
State ministers also spent Rs 2 crore in the last one year towards domestic airfare, Galgali