New Delhi: Seeking Opposition support for the
Lokpal Bill, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv
Shukla Thursday said in the Rajya Sabha that the intention of the
government should not be questioned as it has brought a strong
"Do not try to question our intention (on the Bill)...laws
are made for 100 years," he said while intervening in the
debate on the bill.
Rejecting Opposition`s criticism, the minister said the
proposed legislation has addressed all the concerns and it is
a very strong and effective legislation.
"Think of future...a balanced law has been put before
you," he said, adding integrity of every person cannot be
challenged "as the Lokpal will not come from Mars or some
The minister said he personally was not in favour of
inclusion of the Prime Minister in the ambit the Lokpal, but
Manmohan Singh himself asked for his inclusion in the
During the debate, a brief argument took between the
minister and Ravi Shankar Prasad (BJP) on the issue of 2G
Supporting the Bill, Shobhana Bhartia (Nom) urged the
government to augment the strength of the CBI and CVC.