Passing Lokpal Bill priority of BJP

In the wake of Anna Hazare`s letter to the Prime Minister on the Lokpal issue, BJP on Tuesday indicated that its priority now is to perform the role of a "constructive and active" opposition.

Last Updated: Nov 01, 2011, 20:13 PM IST

New Delhi: In the wake of Anna Hazare`s
letter to the Prime Minister on the Lokpal issue, BJP on Tuesday indicated that its priority now is to perform the role of a
"constructive and active" opposition in Parliament to pass the
legislation in the Winter Session.

Asked about its response to Hazare`s letter in which he
has threatened to launch a fresh agitation if the government
fails to pass the Lokpal Bill in the winter session of
Parliament, the main opposition said dealing with the issue is
the responsibility of the government.

"BJP will work actively in the Standing Committee
dealing with the Lokpal Bill. We are committed to supporting
the government in bringing a Bill for an effective and strong
Lokpal," party spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said.

The main opposition maintained that whatever amends
were to be made in the Bill should be made through the
democratic process- in the Standing Committee and in
Parliament.

As far as dealing with Hazare and his team is
concerned, BJP said it was hopeful the government will act in
a responsible manner.

PTI