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We want full accountability from government: Aruna Roy

May 30, 2013 14:55 IST

Civil society activist Aruna Roy, who has quit the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council over the issue of minimum wages, on Thursday said that she would go back to activism now in a total sense.

Roy claimed she has no differences with the National Advisory Council.

"There are no differences with the National Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is an Advisory Council. It sends what it recommends to the government of India. What made me become a member of the National Advisory Council was my activism, I go back to activism now in a total sense. Even though I was in National Advisory Council, I still remained an activist and I spoke and critiqued the government on a number of issues," said Roy.

"But today, I want to be fully involved with activism because my constituency is the poor of the country and they have a lot of issues, which need total attention. And we want full accountability from the government in the few months that are left -- that they should now give us the Food Security Act. They will have to implement all the accountability legislations and many other pending decisions and we also want the guarantee of minimum wages," she added.

Roy has written a letter to Sonia Gandhi requesting that she should not be considered for another term of the National Advisory Council that sets the social agenda for the government.

Gandhi has accepted her letter of resignation.

The task of the NAC is to provide inputs in the formulation of policy by the government, and to provide support to the government in legislative business. 

Source: ANI