`Discussion on Lokpal should be inside Parliament`

Government on Thursday said discussion on the Lokpal Bill should take place inside Parliament and considered inside the House.

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2011, 12:51 PM IST

New Delhi: Amid stiff opposition to the Lokpal Bill from Team Anna, government on Thursday said discussion on the Bill should take place inside Parliament and considered inside the House.
"You should let things happen in the House...let us not do anything outside the House. Whatever happens must happen in the House," Law Minister Salman Khurshid told reporters outside Parliament.
He was asked about his reaction to people opposing the Lokpal Bill outside the House before the Bill is introduced in Parliament.

Team Anna was critical of government`s move to keep CBI out of Lokpal`s control, with Kiran Bedi saying this kind of Lokpal Bill is better not passed or else it will destroy whatever is left of CBI.

Several Opposition members have also expressed reservations about the Bill outside Parliament.

The Bill is slated to be tabled in Lok Sabha today.

PTI