Wednesday, August 25, 2010

'Appointing RTI chief without consulting opposition is illegal'

Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu and AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa said here Wednesday that the appointment of the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) without consulting her was illegal. Charging the government with not providing her the requisite information on the appointment of the new CIC, Jayalalithaa said Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi cannot take her for granted and expect her to sign on the dotted line. Responding to Karunanidhi's charge that she did not cooperate on the issue of selecting the new CIC, Jayalalithaa said: 'As the Leader of Opposition is one of the members of the CIC selection committee, I was given the invitation to attend the meeting. And I decided to attend the same.'

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