Anti-Corruption

CD Controversy: Bhushans Not To Quit Lokpal Bill Drafting Committee

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New Delhi: The CD controversy involving Shanti Bhushan, the co-chairman of drafting committee of Lokpal panel is getting murkier day by day.

With former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh hitting out at Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan and a PIL being filed in the Supreme Court challenging the legality of the panel, the pressure is building up on Bhushans to quit the panel.

However, Civil Rights Activist Kiran Bedi has made it clear that Bhushans will not quit the panel and they have full support of the civil society.

Members of the Lokpal panel

The PIL filed by Advocate M L Sharma and others, questions the inclusion of civil society members in a parliamentary committee.

The PIL also demanded investigation into the CD controversy.

The CD that was sent to all the media houses on Friday. It contains a conversation between Shanti Bhushan, Amar Singh and Mulayam Singh about fixing a judge for money.

Shanti Bhushan has filed a contempt petition against Amar Singh in the Supreme Court.

Amar Singh too has lodged a police complaint with the police against charges levelled by Bhushans.

Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party has given the clean chit to Bhushans saying that Mulayam Singh never had a conversation with Shanti Bhushan.

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday also extended its support to the civil society members.

BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the UPA government has roped in some people including Amar Singh to defame Anna Hazare’s campaign.

“Government and Congress are saying something in public, but adopting low-level, shameful, immoral tactics to defame anti-corruption campaign behind the scenes,” he said.

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