The Congress on Friday condemned the murder of the son of a RTI activist in Gujarat and accused the BJP government at the Centre over its failure to implement the Whistleblower Protection Act.
"Condemnable! The son of RTI activist, who opposed the bail of his father killer has also been murdered. In last five years the BJP government at the Centre has failed to implement the whistleblower act, resulting in the killings of RTI activists," Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted attaching a news report.
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According to the news report, Nanjibhai Sondarva, an RTI activist from Gujarat's Rajkot was murdered last year. While his 17 year-old son Rajesh Nanjibhai Sondarva was killed on May 22 this year for opposing the bail of one of the accused in his father's murder case.
निन्दनीय!— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) June 7, 2019
गुजरात में RTI कार्यकर्ता पिता की हत्या के आरोपी की ज़मानत का विरोध कर रहे बेटे की भी हत्या।
पिछले 5 सालों में केन्द्र की भाजपा सरकार व्हिसिल ब्लोअर प्रोटेक्शन एक्ट लागू करने में नाकाम रही है, जिसका नतीजा RTI कार्यकर्ताओं की आयेदिन हत्या। https://t.co/5Jubvq16dN