Madikeri: Should presspersons obtain information on assets filed by candidates contesting the elections under the Right to Information Act? Yes, according to Akram Pasha, election officer for Madikeri and Assistant Commissioner. Three presspersons had obtained details regarding the assets of the candidates by applying under the RTI Act, Mr. Pasha told The Hindu on Monday. Asked if any candidate had objected to providing information to the press on their assets declared at the time of filing nomination papers, Mr. Pasha replied in the negative. “If any candidate objected to it, I will be answerable,” Mr. Pasha said. — Staff Correspondent

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