Activist picks up 8,500 pages of RTI information on bullock cart amid drums in Shivpuri

Shivpuri: A right to information activist used an ox cart to transport around 8,500 pages of information he obtained from Shivpuri district authorities in Madhya Pradesh in response to his request.

The activist reached his residence in Bairad village of the district in an ox cart carrying papers to the rhythm of drums and created a buzz among the locals. RTI activist Makhan Dhakad said he requested a response through RTI two months ago to expose the alleged scams at Bairad Nagar Panchayat.

When he did not receive the information, he appealed to Bhopal and other places.
Following his appeal, the Information Commissioner’s Office in Bhopal said he should receive information.
“After that, I was asked to deposit Rs 25,000 for 12,000 page information. I took the loan and deposited the money. Even after depositing the money, I get incomplete information,” said said the activist.

Dhakad said he arrived at the Bairad city council office on the bullock cart and took four friends with him to count the pages. “It took two hours to count the pages,” he said.
He alleged that officials are failing to act against wrongdoing in various regimes and he will study the information and move the court.

Dhakad said he decided to turn the event of getting information into a kind of celebration and arrived home by bullock cart to the sound of drums from Nagar Panchayat’s office. (ANI)