Srinagar: Union Minister Sachin Pilot on Saturday said he supported the nobility of Anna Hazare`s cause but the
sanctity of the Parliament to carry out legislation process
had to be respected.
"Anna ji is a respected Gandhian. I support the nobility
of his cause but we have to respect the sanctity of the
(legislation) process," Pilot told reporters here.
The Union Minister of State for IT and Communications,
said, everyone including the government were concerned about
the menace of corruption but the law making was the domain of
"The government has brought the (Lokpal) bill and
approved by the cabinet. It will now go to the Lok Sabha and
the standing committee," he said.
Pilot said the suggestion for improving the bill and to
make it an effective tool against corruption can be sent
anytime to the standing committee.
He said the UPA government has always acted against
corrupt persons wherever there was tangible evidence
irrespective of the standing or perceived might of the person.
"People have been arrested and chargesheeted wherever
there was tangible evidence. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has
made it categorically clear that there will be strongest
possible action against corrupt people," he added.
Pilot said the menace of corruption has every Indian
worried but the worst affected are the poor people.
"It is the poor people who are worst affected when they
have to pay bribes to get their legitimate rights," he said.