JD(U) demands special session for Lokpal

Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 15:52

New Delhi: NDA convenor and Janata Dal
(United) leader Sharad Yadav Thursday demanded a special session of Parliament to discuss the Lokpal Bill.

"The Lokpal Bill should not be hurriedly passed. All
members should be given a chance to give their opinions. Special session should be called to deliberate Lokpal Bill," Yadav told reporters outside Parliament House.
He, however, said that "MPs are protected under Article
105 and there should not be any change in it."

Asked whether CBI should be under Lokpal, he said, "CBI
should be autonomous and it should not be under anyone`s
control. Government should consider the case."

On inclusion of PM in Lokpal`s ambit, JD(U) leader said,
"There should be unanimity on the PM issue. Whatever is to be
done, it should not be done hurriedly."
Lyricist and MP Javed Akhtar was also against any move to
pass Lokpal bill in a hurry.

"It is a serious issue and should be done with the consent
of everybody," he said.


First Published: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 15:52

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