BJP happy that govt has agreed to draft effective Lokpal Bill

The BJP on Saturday said the support for social activist Anna Hazare`s fast and movement across the country showed people`s disgust with corruption and it was happy that the government has agreed to draft an effective Lokpal Bill.

Last Updated: Apr 09, 2011, 14:47 PM IST

Chennai: The BJP on Saturday said the support for
social activist Anna Hazare`s fast and movement across the
country showed people`s disgust with corruption and it was
happy that the government has agreed to draft an effective
Lokpal Bill.

"...And those who have patronised corruption need to
learn hard lessons. BJP is happy that the government has
agreed to draft an effective Lokpal Bill," BJP spokesperson
Ravishankar Prasad told reporters here.

Prasad said the support for Anna Hazare`s campaign
demanding a Jan Lokpal Bill was an "indication of the agony of
the people" who want action.

"This movement is an indication of the agony of the
people of the country, their pain, their frustration. They
want action," he said, adding, it points to the fact that
people want relief from the "cancer of corruption".

Prasad also said some of the worst instances of
corruption in India after independence have clear Tamil Nadu
linkage, adding, "obviously" he meant 2G spectrum allocation
scam in which DMK leader and former telecom minister A Raja
has been named as an accused.

PTI