Lokpal Bill should be passed, can be amended later: TDP
Voicing support for the Lokpal Bill which is before the Rajya Sabha, TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said the persons selected for the anti-graft institution should have good credentials.
Hyderabad: Voicing support for the Lokpal Bill which is before the Rajya Sabha, TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday said the persons selected for the anti-graft institution should have good credentials.
"Some bill must come. If there is no bill, time would continue to be lost. Lokpal bill should be passed in the Parliament first. Our party would clearly support it. Once the bill is passed, then many improvements are needed... Such improvements should be worked out," he told reporters here.
"Even the Lokpal might get corrupt. We see today that CBI has become Congress Bureau of investigation," he said, adding that to guard against this, "those being selected (as Lokpal) should be good persons".
Asked about reports that alliance between TDP and BJP is possible for 2014 general elections, Naidu said TDP had always fought against Congress, its founder NT Rama Rao worked for anti-Congress politics and was instrumental in the National Front government coming to power at the Centre.
"Among four anti-Congress governments at the Centre so far, three came with the initiative of TDP. Even now, Congress must go. Anti-Congress parties need to come. We are talking about it. We have always played a positive and constructive role. Anti-Congress rule would come and the country be benefited. You may ask about many speculations. I cannot answer to all those now," he said.
Significantly, Naidu attended the swearing-in ceremony of BJP`s Shivraj Singh Chouhan as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister yesterday.
Some media reports suggested that Naidu could be made the Convener of BJP-led NDA.