CJI too should fall in ambit of Lokpal: Digvijay

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has said that not just the politicians, but the judiciary too should come under the purview of the Lokpal Bill.

Last Updated: Apr 18, 2011, 13:42 PM IST

Guna: Congress General Secretary
Digvijay Singh has said that not just the politicians, but the judiciary too should come under the purview of the Lokpal Bill.

Talking to reporters here last evening, Singh said the
Prime Minister, the President and the Chief Justice of Supreme
Court should be covered by the proposed bill.

"All the constitutional posts should be covered by the
Bill," Singh said.

Firing another salvo at yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Singh
alleged that when Narayan Dutt Tiwari was the Uttaranchal
Chief Minister, Ramdev had got land worth Rs 1,100 crore to
set up a university and a food park.

After taking land from a Congress government, Ramdev had
no right to say that the party was corrupt, he said.

"If Baba Ramdev hates black money then he should not take
donations, and if he does, he should pay tax," Singh said.

Referring to allotment of land to the Kushabhau Thakre
Trust by BJP government (which Supreme Court set aside
recently), Singh said soon he would release a list of trusts
and societies which had been allotted land by BJP government.

Talking about Anna Hazare, Singh praised his
anti-corruption movement, but said Hazare should not have
lauded Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi.
"Modi is a Chief Minister who had not appointed Lokayukta
in his state for the last eight years," Singh said.

To a question, Singh said he supported the proposal of
giving a Bharat Ratna to batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar.

PTI