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Every citizen has a right to information and govt answerable and accountable to people: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: Every citizen has a right to information and the government is answerable and accountable to the people, asserted West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee on Monday.

On the occasion of International Day for Universal Access to Information, Ms Banerjee said, “Today is International Day for Universal Access to Information. It is shocking how GOI got exposed during the recent Parliament session.”

“Most answers said ‘no data available’. Every citizen has a right to information, “she stated.

“The government is answerable and accountable to the people”, the Chief Minister iterated.

The International Day for Universal Access to Information was proclaimed on October 15, 2019 at the 74th UN General Assembly to be held on September 28.

Initially the day was designated by the UNESCO General Conference.

It was inaugurated in November 2015 and was first held on September 28, 2016.

 

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