Team Anna `reaching` out to Par Committee on Lokpal

Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 20:14

New Delhi: Team Anna is reaching out to the
members of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Lokpal Bill to
ensure that their concerns are addressed in the
recommendations they will be sending.

Activist Arvind Kejriwal has held meetings with LJP chief
Ram Vilas Paswan, Shailendra Kumar and S Semmalai among others
in the past few days.

Sources said Kejriwal has been urging the members for
including their demand of putting CBI`s anti-corruption wing
as well as all government employees under the ambit of Lokpal.

"Without CBI, Lokpal would be a post office. It will
forward complaints to CBI for investigations and forward CBI`s
report to court. Do we need such a clerical role for Lokpal?
Did lakhs of people come on streets for a jokepal?" Kejriwal
tweeted today.

Paswan, who had a meeting with Kejriwal earlier in the
day, told PTI that he has categorically told Team Anna that he
will not support any move to bring the prime minister under
the ambit of Lokpal.

"The prime minister cannot be exposed to competitive
politics. We have a hostile neighbourhood and we cannot have
our prime minister under scanner always," he said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 19:47

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