Patna: The state assembly on Wednesday passed the
Bihar Lokayukta Bill, 2011, by a voice vote to pave the decks
for setting up a strong and effective anti-corruption watchdog
in the state with the chief minister, ministers and officials
down to the lowest rung under its purview.
The Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary put the Bihar
Lokayukta Bill, 2011 for voting by the members who passed
the landmark legislation by a voice voice.
Earlier, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Vijrendra
Prasad Yadav, in charge of General Administration department,
tabled the Bihar Lokayukta Bill, in the post-lunch session of
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the Leader of Opposition
Abdul Bari Siddique and other leaders took part in the debate
over the bill for over an hour and put across views for and
against the proposed legislation.