AIADMK opposes inclusion of PM in Lokpal`s ambit
The AIADMK opposed inclusion of the prime minister within the ambit of Lokpal.
New Delhi: The AIADMK Tuesday opposed inclusion of the prime minister within the ambit of Lokpal and said the anti-corruption legislation should not impinge on powers of states in appointment of Lokayuktas.
Participating in the debate in the Lok Sabha on the Lokpal bill, AIADMK member M. Thambidurai said the party intended to move amendments on provisions relating to inclusion of prime minister within the Lokpal ambit and appointment of Lokayuktas.
He said the party also opposed provisions which require presiding officers of the two houses to inform Lokpal on complaints regarding members.
"This is a very serious matter... This was not recommended by standing committee," Thambidurai said.
"I am for Lokpal, not for Lokayukta," he added.