‘Cong will not to rest till Lokpal Bill is passed’

Rahul Gandhi slammed the BJP, saying those who used to talk about India Shining defeated the proposed legislation.

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2011, 20:02 PM IST

Saharanpur: As the Lokpal Bill failed to
get Parliament`s nod, Rahul Gandhi on Friday said Congress will
not rest till a strong law is passed and slammed the BJP,
saying those who used to talk about India Shining defeated the
proposed legislation.

"Those who used to talk about India Shining defeated a
strong Lokpal," Rahul told an election rally here.

He said he was of the view that the strongest Lokpal will
be one with constitutional status.

"But they defeated it in Lok Sabha and when asked by
reporters, they said did so as it was Rahul`s dream. This is
not Rahul`s dream but the dream of the country`s youth and we
will rest only after brining it," he said.

He recalled that his father Rajiv Gandhi also met with
same fate when he had introduced a Constitution amendment bill
to provide constitutional status to Panchayati Raj
institutions.

PTI