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‘Lokpal Bill to be brought in winter session’

Last Updated: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 23:33

Mumbai: Promising to bring the Lokpal Bill
in Parliament in the Winter Session, government
on Sunday regretted that the anti-corruption agitation has become
"tyrannical" while Team Anna warned it will hit the streets
again if required.

Speaking at the WEF-CII organised India Economic Summit
here, Union Minister of State for Planning, Science and
Technology, Ashwani Kumar assured the people that the
government will table the Lokpal Bill in the Winter Session as
per the assurance given to Team Anna in August.

Kumar, however, regretted that "the anti-corruption
agitation has become tyrannical".

Team Anna member Kiran Bedi issued a warning that it
would "hit the streets" by launching another agitation
and force the government to table the Bill if it was not done
in the Winter Session.

"We are hopeful (that government will table it) because
they are boxed. They do not have a choice... its against their
will, they are not doing it by heart, they are doing it by
compulsion," Bedi told reporters on the sidelines.


First Published: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 23:33

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