Hazare lashes out at Govt on Lokpal issue

Anna Hazare questioned the Standing Committee`s proposal to bring lower bureaucracy under the ambit of Lokayuktas.

Last Updated: Dec 07, 2011, 20:28 PM IST

Ralegan Siddhi: Ratcheting up pressure on
government on Lokpal issue, Anna Hazare on Wednesday questioned the
Standing Committee`s proposal to bring lower bureaucracy under
the ambit of Lokayuktas, saying it was against the resolution
passed by Parliament.

Hazare said he will campaign in five poll-bound states
telling people that the UPA government has neither intention
nor honesty in tackling corruption and so don`t vote for them.

Demanding the passage of a strong Lokpal Bill in the
ongoing session, he said the session should be extended if
"there is no time" for bringing the law. "If there is less
time, then extend the session.

"Constitution allows you to extend the session. If you
have the will, you can do anything and you can pass it now. If
you have the will, then what is the problem," he said.
He said, "they were telling us to honour Parliament. The
same Parliament has passed a resolution. Why are you not
honouring it? Why do you want it (lower bureaucracy) to leave
it to states?"

Terming it as a "wrong" proposal, Hazare said lower
bureaucracy should be brought under Lokpal and not under
Lokayukta.