Some union ministers against PM under Lokpal
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 08, 2011, 22:18
New Delhi: As debate rages on the issue of inclusion of the Prime Minister in the proposed Lokpal bill, a sizable section in the government is against the move, contending it was fraught with "dangerous consequences" for the country.

A Minister, who declined to be identified, said there was a likelihood of bringing the 'C' category employees "in some form" under the Lokpal.

He said while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has time and again said he favoured the inclusion of the Prime Minister, several ministers have been against bringing the chief executive post of the country under the purview.

"Implications of bringing the PM under the Lokpal are much wider and if any charge is made against the PM, it can destabilise the government the next day. We have to think of the future", said the minister.

Recommendations of the Standing Committee of Parliament on Lokpal are likely to come before the union cabinet early next week and the Bill is expected to come up in the House on December 19.


First Published: Thursday, December 08, 2011, 22:18

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