SP, BSP MPs walk out before voting on Lokpal Bill



New Delhi: SP and BSP on Tuesday staged a walk out from the Lok Sabha shortly before the voting on the Lokpal Bill tonight in protest against Government bringing a "weak" legislation.

"We had demanded a strong Lokpal. It is not strong. It is sarkari Lokpal. There is no meaning to it. It was brought in a hurry and under Anna Hazare's pressure," SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav told reporters here.

Asked why did he not protest against the bill in the House by voting against it, Yadav said, "We don't want to support BJP."

BSP leader Dara Singh Chauhan said the party MPs walked out of the House in protest against Government's refusal to accept their demand of bringing the CBI under Lokpal.

PTI