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BJP to seek PM, lower bureaucracy under Lokpal

BJP has decided to press for the inclusion of Prime Minister, lower bureaucracy and Citizens` Charter under Lokpal at the all-party meeting.

Updated: Dec 13, 2011, 12:51 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP has decided to press for the
inclusion of Prime Minister, lower bureaucracy and Citizens`
Charter under Lokpal at the all-party meeting on Wednesday and
will move amendment in the Bill after consultation with other
parties in case the government does not accept its proposals.

This was decided at the meeting of the BJP Parliamentary
Party meeting on Wednesday which was presided over by L K
Advani. Leaders of opposition in both Houses Sushma Swaraj and
Arun Jaitley were also present.

"On Wednesday the government has called an all-party meeting
on Lokpal Bill. Our members have already given a dissent note
before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Lokpal Bill. We
will press for that in tomorrow`s meeting. If they don`t
agree, then we will try and bring amendment in the Lokpal Bill
after consultation with other political parties," BJP leader S
S Ahluwalia told reporters after the meeting.

He said important issues are likely to come up in
Parliament in the coming days, which include the Lokpal Bill
and BJP has decided to tell all its MPs to be present in full
strength.

When asked if a whip has been issued to its MPS in this
regard, Ahluwalia said, "Yes, a whip has been issued to ensure
their presence in Parliament till December 22."

Ahluwalia said, "we have decided to bring an adjournment
motion on blackmoney to be moved by L K Advani in the Lok
Sabha" and said there will be discussion on the issue.

PTI