Discuss passage of Lokpal bill in parliament: CPI

In the backdrop of demand for introduction of Lokpal Bill by August 15, CPI leader D Raja said that the Parliament should not be bypassed as far as the discussion of the bill is concerned.

Last Updated: Jun 12, 2011, 20:23 PM IST

Vijayawada: In the backdrop of growing
demand for introduction of Lokpal Bill by August 15, Communist
Party of India leader D Raja on Sunday said that the Parliament
should not be bypassed as far as the discussion of the bill is
concerned.

"Bills are made in parliament but parliament should not
be bypassed. If UPA has the will, it should consult political
parties and take them into confidence and discuss with them
before introducing the bill in parliament," Raja said.

The executive and the judicial systems should also be
brought under the ambit of the ombudsman, he added.

Raja said the agitations being propagated by Anna Hazare
and Baba Ramdev against corruption is a direct fallout of the
failure on the part of the government`s institutions in
curbing the menace.

PTI