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Bring PM, judiciary under Lokpal: Deve Gowda

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 21:50

Bangalore: JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda on Tuesday
favoured Prime Minister and higher judiciary also to come
under the ambit of the proposed Lokpal bill.
"Except the President, all elected representatives should
come under Lokpal", the former Prime Minister told reporters
in response to questions.

Gowda argued that since the proposed Judges Accountability
bill does not deal with corruption, judiciary also should come
under the Lokpal purview.

On the much talked about "truth test" planned to be
taken by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and JDS leader H D
Kumaraswamy before a deity on June 27, he hinted that the
event may not take place at all.

"If it`s going to be solved before that, then the
question does not arise", Gowda, father of Kumaraswamy, said.
Noting that some religious leaders today have appealed to
Yeddyurappa to reconsider his decision,Gowda said if the Chief
Minister indeed dropped the move, then Kumaraswamy might not
insist on going ahead with the event.

Gowda reiterated that he would undertake a "hunger strike"
from 9 am to 5 pm in front of Deputy Commissioner`s Office in
Hassan, from where he was elected to Lok Sabha, to "draw
attention of the Chief Minister" on lack of development
activities in that district in the last three years (since BJP
government came to power in the State).


First Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 21:50
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