Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Ramesh Chennithala has said that he personally favoured bringing political parties under the Right to Information (RTI) Act so that there is transparency in their activities.

Inaugurating the 31st State conference of the Kerala Panchayat Employees Organisation here on Saturday, he said in these days of transparency and good governance, political parties should be open. “They should not work under iron curtain. This will make them more transparent and also help stop political corruption,” he said.

He urged the government to appoint the next pay commission for government employees which is due in August 2014. He urged the State government to fully decentralise power and strengthen local self-governments.

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