Dehra Dun: Team Anna members arrived here
on Monday on the invitation of Uttarakhand Chief Minister B C
Khanduri to give their suggestions for a tough and effective
Lokayukta bill against corruption.
"We have come here at the invitation of Khanduri, who
wanted us to provide him suggestions for enacting a tough and
effective Lokayukta in the state against corruption," Arvind
Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan, close aides of social activist
Anna Hazare, told reporters here.
Soon after taking over as Uttarakhand Chief Minister on
September 11, Khanduri had declared that his government would
bring a fresh Lokayukta bill where suggestions of Jan Lokpal
draft bill of Anna Hazare would also be incorporated.
"There is a provision of Lokayukta in our state but we
want to make it an effective and strong Lokayukta," he had
Giving a time frame of two months for bringing the new
bill, Khanduri had said the new measure would help remove
difficulties being faced by the common man.
In this regard, Kejriwal and Bhushan said that a draft
bill of Jan Lokpal was also given to Bihar Chief Minister
Nitish Kumar six months ago but a response from his side is
yet to come.
To a question, they said their crusade for a strong Jan
Lokpal would continue even after the end of Anna`s fast and
that efforts were on to make the Jan Lokpal a poll plank
during the Assembly Elections in half a dozen states due next
"We will launch an active campaign against those political
parties who opposed the Jan Lokpal in Parliament," they said.
Regarding Ramdev`s yatra against corruption beginning
tomorrow from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, Kejriwal said there was
no talk between Hazare and the yoga guru on it.