Govt committed for strong Lokpal: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the UPA government is committed to establishing a strong and effective Lokpal.

Updated: Jan 21, 2012, 18:09 PM IST

Amritsar: Noting that corruption is a
serious problem requiring a multi-dimensional response, Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the UPA government is
committed to establishing a strong and effective Lokpal.

His government is determined to deal with corruption
in an effective manner, he told an election rally in favour of
the party candidate here.

Singh said corruption is a "serious problem" which
calls for a multi-dimensional response.
"To get rid of this disease, efforts at our end are
on," he said referring to the steps taken in e-governance to
contain the menace.

"We are committed for a strong Lokpal. A bill in this
regard was passed in the Lok Sabha but got stuck in the Rajya
Sabha.

"Our party believes that all parties should rise above
narrow consideration and contribute in this regard (to have a
strong Lokpal)," the Prime Minister said.
He said they are hopeful of a strong Lokpal in near
future.

Singh referred to the Right to Information Act which,
he said, had helped in empowerment of the citizens.

PTI