Anti-Corruption

Govt to Discuss Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament Tomorrow

BeyondHeadlines News Desk
New Delhi: In a major breakthrough in the Lokpal issue, the government has accepted to begin a discussion on the Lokpal Bill in Parliament on Friday, TV channels reported.
The government’s move to discuss the Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament comes after Anna Hazare’s demand that Parliament should discuss from Friday three key issues on Jan Lokpal and create an agreement, failing which he will not end his fast.
Hazare has made three demands to the Prime Minister— citizen’s charter, lokayuktas in all states with Lokpal powers and inclusion of lowest to highest bureaucracy.

Supporters with their Anna accessories at Ramlila Ground on Tuesday evening (Photo: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com)

He was reacting to the appeal from Parliament that he end his fast after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made an offer to the civil society that the Jan Lokpal bill will be discussed by Parliament.

Hazare said he has sent this message through Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh when he came to meet him at the fast site and appealed to him to end his hunger strike.
“You (PM) say, you are worried. Now he is saying that we are worried but for ten days you were not worried. It went on like this,” he said, adding the government had betrayed him twice in the past and now he would not like to be betrayed for the third time.
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