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It’s the best Lokpal Bill country could get: Kiran Bedi

Just ahead of the debate over the Lokpal Bill in Lok Sabha, Anna Hazare’s close aide Kiran Bedi on Wednesday said that after the bill passed by the Rajya Sabha is the best one the country could get.

By Biplob Ghosal | Updated: Dec 18, 2013, 12:58 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Ralegan Siddhi: Just ahead of the debate over the Lokpal Bill in Lok Sabha, Anna Hazare’s close aide Kiran Bedi on Wednesday said that after the bill passed by the Rajya Sabha is the best one the country could get.

Bedi who has been with Anna’s anti-corruption movement since 2011, today tweeted:

As the debate over who deserves the credit for Lokpal continues, Bedi tweeted: “Success in getting Lokpal is of every Indian. Pl Focus on what the nation is getting for the present and the future!Not at credits!”
“There is total purity and truth in acceptance of the Bill by Anna and his team.It`s the best one the country could get. Insinuations r wrong,” Bedi’s another tweet said.

Taking a dig at the Samajwadi Party (SP), which walked out of the Upper House opposing the bill, said, “Walking out of Rajya Sabha by SP helped Rajya Sabha debate the bill and accept all improvements made in the bill by Select Committee.”

As Anna’s fast for Lokpal Bill entered ninth day, Bedi said that she was hoping the bill would get passed in the Lower House today with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj announcing she will get the ombudsman passed.

Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party has expressed its unhappiness over the Lokpal Bill passed by the Upper House and termed it as a ‘Jokepal’, this despite Anna being satisfied with the bill.