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Par committee scrutinising Lokpal extended

Last Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 20:54

New Delhi: The Parliamentary Standing
Committee going into the Lokpal Bill has been given a month`s
extension till December 7.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari has granted the
extension to the committee headed by Abhishek Singhvi whose
term expired earlier this week.

Singhvi has only recently made it clear that the committee
will complete its work "soon".

The committee was given three months` time on August 8 to
examine the Lokpal Bill.

It was, however, not in operation for almost a month as
the term of the earlier committee ended and reconstitution
took time.

Team Anna had first appeared before the committee in
August this year after Anna Hazare`s 13-day fast that month
demanding that the Jan Lokpal Bill be passed in the Monsoon
Session of Parliament.

The Winter session of Parliament is commencing on
November 22 and will conclude on December 23.


First Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 20:54
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