‘Lokpal Bill to be brought in winter session’



Mumbai: Promising to bring the Lokpal Bill in Parliament in the Winter Session, government on Sunday regretted that the anti-corruption agitation has become "tyrannical" while Team Anna warned it will hit the streets again if required.

Speaking at the WEF-CII organised India Economic Summit here, Union Minister of State for Planning, Science and Technology, Ashwani Kumar assured the people that the government will table the Lokpal Bill in the Winter Session as per the assurance given to Team Anna in August.

Kumar, however, regretted that "the anti-corruption agitation has become tyrannical".

Team Anna member Kiran Bedi issued a warning that it would "hit the streets" by launching another agitation and force the government to table the Bill if it was not done in the Winter Session.

"We are hopeful (that government will table it) because they are boxed. They do not have a choice... its against their will, they are not doing it by heart, they are doing it by compulsion," Bedi told reporters on the sidelines.

PTI