New Delhi: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarian Varun Gandhi said he will move the Jan Lokpal bill of Team Anna as a private member`s bill in parliament, Anna Hazare`s aide Arvind Kejriwal said it will just be symbolic in nature.
"The private member`s bill actually dosen`t mean much. It`s more symbolic in nature that the particular member supports the cause," said Kejriwal, a member of Team Anna.
"I am told that the private member`s bill does not achieve much. Before this (Varun Gandhi`s attempt), the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) also had introduced the bill as a private member`s bill on March 27, and Rajiv Chandrashekhar (independent member from Karnataka) also introduced the bill a month back...so this is the third attempt," he added.
Anna Hazare has been on fast since Tuesday to press the demand for a strong, anti-corruption Lokpal bill.
On Friday, Varun Gandhi said he would present the Jan Lokpal bill as a private member`s bill in the Lok Sabha, keeping in mind the huge support from the youths for Hazare.
"Our time starts now. I stand for the spirit of the legislation as an Indian. I hope this way I would be able to make a small contribution towards the legislative process," said the young Pilibhit MP.