Lucknow: Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid
on Sunday said the concept of taking public opinion before framing
a law was good but its practical side had to be looked into.
The Minister, who was here to attend Roza Iftaar
organised by the Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress, said it
should be seen as to how to take public opinion while framing
He was reacting on the idea mooted by Team Anna of taking
public opinion while formulating a law.
"The Congress also wants to end corruption and the party
is with the good cause raised by Anna Hazare," Khurshid said,
adding that even Parliament respects the sentiments of the
The government is in favour of a strong and effective
Lokpal and it has to be seen what is possible within the
framework of the Constitution, he said.
On being asked about a tape of Swami Agnivesh speaking
with a minister, Khurshid said that he didn`t have any
information about it.
However, the Law Minister said whenever Swami Agnivesh
talked to him he always supported the demands of Team Anna.