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Varun Gandhi to introduce Jan Lokpal Bill in Parl

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 23:35

New Delhi: BJP MP Varun Gandhi on Tuesday said he
plans to introduce Anna Hazare`s version of Lokpal Bill as a
private member`s bill in Parliament.

"I plan to introduce the Jan Lokpal Bill as a private
member`s bill in the Parliament. I will do that next week,"
the BJP Lok Sabha member from Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh

On whether his party supported him on the issue, Varun
said, "What is of more interest to me is whether the nation is

On whether he had spoken to Hazare on the issue, he said,
"I have not spoken to them as yet." On how far he would
go to support Hazare and his team, Varun said, "I will do what
I can."

Extending his support to Hazare, Varun said, "I feel that
when somebody is putting himself on the line for the future of
the country and for the future of everyone, it is something
that is very heartening."

Stressing that politicians "should do what the public
wanted", Gandhi said, "I also believe that politicians need to
reflect the mood of the country rather than reject it."

He also felt that "this artificial line that is being
drawn between polity and so-called civil society is not good
for the country."


First Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 23:35

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