December 30th, 2011
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Lokpal to be brought in budget session

lokpalNew Delhi: The united progressive alliance that failed to muster numbers in The Rajya Sabha said that the Lokpal Bill will “definitely” be brought before the Rajya Sabha during the budget session. “Definitely we will bring it in March in the Budget session…we have to study the 187 amendments brought by Opposition parties as most are overlapping. Some amendments relate to only a part of a clause and not the entire clause, some demand removing the entire part of the Bill,” Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy said here.

He also blamed the blamed the Opposition and said it was BJP’s attempt to murder democracy. “BJP is trying to fix the blame on us, but it was them who did this drama, This was all pre-planned by the BJP,” said Narayanasamy. Referring to the amendments moved by key UPA partner Trinamool Congress on the Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Mr. Narayanasamy said its reservations are regarding the appointment of Lokayuktas in the states and “they have no grievances against Lokpal.” He also said, now that government has time, it must “try and bring about consensus and pass a strong implementable Lokpal Bill.”







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