BSP chief Mayawati backs Lokpal Bill


MayawatiNew Delhi, Dec 13 (PTI) : BSP chief Mayawati today said her party supports the Lokpal Bill and demanded that the government should ensure its passage in the ongoing session of Parliament.

“Our party is not against the Lokpal Bill. If there is any need for changes in it, it should be done in public interest. But this Bill should not be stalled and there should be a debate on the issue and it should be passed in this session itself,” she told reporters outside Parliament House.

The BSP supremo was replying to a question on her party’s stand on the issue.

The Bill is scheduled to be discussed in Rajya Sabha today and is expected to come up for discussion in Lok Sabha next week.

JD(U) also supported the Bill with its spokesperson K C Tyagi saying, “The recommendations of the Select Committee on Lokpal were acceptable to all and we are in favour of an effective Lokpal and want it to be cleared. There should be proper debate on the issue.”


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