Press Esc to close
Friday 22 September 2017
News updated at 2:41 AM IST

CPI gets RTI query; discloses funding

New Delhi, July 15, 2013, (IANS) 15:49 IST
Reuters File Image.
The Communist Party of India (CPI) has received over Rs.3 crore funding through various sources in the past five years, an answer to an RTI query revealed Monday.

The disclosure comes after last month's Central Information Commission (CIC) order that political parties are public authorities and need to respond to Right to Information queries within six weeks.

Replying to a query filed by RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agarwal, the CPI said that it received Rs.31,362,341 from various sources since 2008.

The total includes contributions made above the amount of Rs.20,000.

"CPI should be complimented to become first and the only political party for disclosing funding made to it by various sources when query was made to the party through an RTI petition," said Agarwal.

He said the CPI disclosed the funding even though it did not approve of CIC verdict bringing political parties under the ambit of the RTI Act.

"Similar RTI petitions were sent to several political parties, including the six which were ordered as public-authorities under RTI Act by CIC through its June 3 order," he said.

The commission in a 54-page order said six national parties - the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPI-M), CPI and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) - have been substantially funded and have the "character of public authority" under the RTI Act.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Vehicles wade through a flooded road after heavy rains in Thane district of Maharashtra on...

Vehicles wade through a flooded road after heavy rains in Thane district of Maharashtra on...

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo closes his eyes during Spanish the La Liga soccer match between...

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo closes his eyes during Spanish the La Liga soccer match between...

A woman covers herself with a plastic bag as she makes her way to work as Hurricane Maria...

A woman covers herself with a plastic bag as she makes her way to work as Hurricane Maria...

An artisan applies finishing touches on an idol of the Hindu goddess Durga, before it is...

An artisan applies finishing touches on an idol of the Hindu goddess Durga, before it is...

Bollywood actress Nidhhi Agerwal showcases a creation by designer Rajat K Tangri during the...

Bollywood actress Nidhhi Agerwal showcases a creation by designer Rajat K Tangri during the...

People pushing a car at a waterlogged road after heavy rains in Varanasi on Thursday...

People pushing a car at a waterlogged road after heavy rains in Varanasi on Thursday...

Policemen guard outside former chief minister S M Krishna's son in-law Siddartha's corporate ...

Policemen guard outside former chief minister S M Krishna's son in-law Siddartha's corporate ...

Indian players celebrate the dismissal of Australia's David Warner...

Indian players celebrate the dismissal of Australia's David Warner...

Actor Kamal Haasan with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal...

Actor Kamal Haasan with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal...

A man is rescued from a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City after an...

A man is rescued from a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City after an...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.