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`Sweeping powers will make Lokpal a terror group`

Last Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 17:43

Somnath: Ramvilas Paswan-led LJP on Staurday said sweeping and overarching powers to the Lokpal as demanded by Anna Hazare and his team will make the proposed institution a "terrorist organisation" and lead to chaos.

"If the so-called elite people, who are associated with the Jan Lokpal movement, properly analyse this proposed system, then they will realise that this organisation (the institution of Lokpal) would become a new terror outfit in the country," LJP secretary general Abdul Khaliq said here.

He was addressing the LJP`s three-day cadre training
session where he presented his party`s assessment of the draft
of the Jan Lokpal Bill prepared by Team Anna.

"The Lokpal proposed by Anna Hazare will lead to chaos
and complete collapse of the government. I visualise straight
war between the officials of Lokpal and government departments
as both would be running after each other," Khaliq said.

Comparing the existing anti-corruption mechanism in the
government with the one proposed by Team Anna, he said it
would be a herculean task to monitor everyone starting from
the lowest level of the government.

"Jan Lokpal has proposed a board of 11 members and one
anti corruption officer overseeing every 200 government
employees. There are 40 lakh government employees, while the
PSUs employ 26 lakh people. According to Anna`s bill, 30,000
officials will be hired to monitor 60 lakh people," he said.


First Published: Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 17:40
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