Draft Lokpal Bill is weak: Patkar
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Last Updated: Friday, July 29, 2011, 23:24
Aurangabad: Terming the draft Lokpal Bill as "weak", social activist Medha Patkar on Friday called for concerted efforts to eradicate corruption from India.

Addressing a press conference here, Patkar said, "The machinery is not sufficient to curb corruption and the Lokpal draft made recently is weak. We don't trust in the Lokpal being made by the bureaucracy."

She further said that laws like Lokpal should be in favour of the common man and all should be treated equal before the law. "There should be people's Parliament in the nation," she said.

Replying to a question on the proposed Jaitapur nuclear plant project, Patkar said she is against it.

She further said that before undertaking development projects, consent of the local people should be the priority.


First Published: Friday, July 29, 2011, 23:24

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