New Delhi: Welcoming the CIC order, Yoga guru Ramdev on Tuesday said political parties must come under the purview of RTI as they accept public money.

Asked about the Chief Information Commissioner's (CIC) ruling that political parties come under the Right to Information Act (RTI) he said, "If they are accepting public money then why shouldn't they be in RTI's ambit. Political parties must come under the purview of RTI."

Asked about Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's opposition to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's candidature for prime ministerial post, Ramdev said he has full faith in Kumar that he would rethink his decision keeping in mind the betterment of the country. "If needed, I would also talk to him," he said.

On his future course of action, Ramdev said, "I would launch a massive agitation from September which would continue till the elections are held.”


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