‘Lokayukta provision against federal structure’



New Delhi: As Lok Sabha debated the Lokpal Bill, RJD Chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday said the provision for Lokayukata in the legislation was an attack on the federal structure.

"This is an attack on the federal structure. ...We will point this out as rights of states are being taken away," Prasad told reporters outside Parliament House.

Asked if he has any appeal to Anna Hazare, who is on a fast demanding a strong Lokpal Bill, he said, "No. Parliament is supreme."

"We are not against Annaji," he added.

PTI