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BJP says it wants strong Lokpal

With Team Anna criticising all political parties for not showing determination to have a strong Lokpal, BJP said it favoured a strong Lokpal.



New Delhi: With Team Anna criticising all
political parties for not showing determination to have a
strong Lokpal Bill, BJP today said it favoured a strong Lokpal
which fulfills the people`s wishes of having a transparent and
accountable governance.

"BJP wants a very strong Lokpal which represents the
people`s wishes to have a transparent and accountable
governance. It is not fair to say that all opposition parties
do not want Lokpal," BJP spokesperson Tarun Vijay told
reporters here.

He said the party has proved its stand on Lokpal issue by
passing a strong Lokayukta Bill in Uttarakhand.

"We want a strong Lokpal and we have proved it in
Uttarakhand which became the first state in the country which
passed a very strong Lokayukta Bill which was praised by Anna
Hazare himself," Vijay said.

Team Anna had criticised various political parties for
not showing any inclination for passing a strong Lokpal Bill
in Parliament.
The all-party meeting, convened yesterday by Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh, decided to take up the legislation
during the second half of Budget Session after evolving a
consensus during the three-week inter-session break.
PTI

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