Ahmedabad, Oct. 3 (PTI): Narendra Modi has been raising questions about the money spent on Sonia Gandhi’s treatment abroad, but an RTI activist has alleged that his own travel bills remain a secret.
Vadodara-based RTI activist Trupti Shah has written to the Gujarat chief minister, saying information about his travel expenses and that of his ministers during “women empowerment sammelans” in 2007 had not been provided despite repeated requests.
Shah said she had filed a Right to Information (RTI) application on July 18, 2007, seeking details of the expenses incurred by the state to organise the sammelans.
“The chief minister had organised women empowerment sammelans in 27 places in Gujarat in 2007 just before the Assembly polls and I have asked under RTI about expenses of this sammelan, particularly because the women of Gujarat are asking for implementation of Domestic Violence Act and appointment of protections officers, which have been denied for lack of funds,” she said.
Shah said the state’s general administrative department, in a letter dated November 1, 2007, said “the office of the chief minister did not mention the travelling expenses and so the CM’s travelling expenses may be considered nil.”
Modi had travelled to most of the 27 places by helicopter.