‘Team Anna draft represents masses’ aspirations’
Activist Kiran Bedi said that civil society`s draft of Lokpal Bill represents the aspirations of a large cross section of people.
New Delhi: Activist Kiran Bedi on Sunday said
that civil society`s draft of Lokpal Bill represents the
aspirations of a large cross section of people and it was now
up to the "wisdom and foresight" of Parliament how it wishes
to provide for the future of this country.
She said the objective of the bill has been to meet
the prevailing epidemic of corruption and bribery in the
"As one who has been closely associated with Team
Anna, I can say that the civil society draft is representing
aspirations of a large cross section of Indians. There can be,
of course, other voices too.
"It is now open to the wisdom and foresight of Indian
Parliament how it wishes to provide for the future of this
country," Bedi said.
Asked about HRD Minister Kapil Sibal`s remarks that
engaging with Anna Hazare`s team in drafting of the Lokpal
Bill would not set a precedent, she said it was not clear
whose view it was.
"First, it is not known whether it is Sibal`s personal
view or government view or (Congress) party view. Because we
as readers and viewers some of us hear three different
voices. Hence it needs to be cleared," she said.
However, she said it was good to know that Sibal "has
anticipated many changes which are likely to come in the
existing government draft".