Government will take right decision on Lokpal Bill: Virbhadra Singh

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Ludhiana, Dec 12 (ANI): Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Virbhadra Singh has said that the Congress party-led Central Government would take the appropriate decision regarding the legislation of the Lokpal Bill

"The government is not under any kind of pressure. We will do whatever is in the interest of the country. We will try to take our decisions, keeping the views of Annaji (Anna Hazare) in our minds as well," he told the media here.

On Sunday, Hazare observed a daylong protest fast in New Delhi to pressurise the government for passing a strong Lokpal bill in the ongoing Winter Session of the Parliament.

Hazare, who is fighting for a strong anti-graft bill, has been demanding that the lower bureaucracy should be brought within the ambit of the Lokpal besides provisions for Citizen's Charter and setting up of Lokayuktas under a central law.

The 74-year-old social activist has also warned the government that he would sit on an indefinite fast from December 27 at the Ramlila Maidan here if a strong Lokpal Bill is not passed in the ngoing Winter Session of Parliament.

The Lokpal Bill is seen as a weapon to root out corruption and nepotism from the government machinery and in public life.

The proposed Bill envisages the setting up of a national anti-corruption watchdog to check financial mismanagement and corrupt practices that have deeply pervaded several democratic and civic institutions of India.

Hazare had staged an indefinite hunger strike against graft that he gave up on August 28 when the government agreed to deliberate the issues raised by him and his forum vis-a-vis the passage and enactment of the Lokpal Bill, a suggestion that has received unprecedented nationwide backing. (ANI)

Source:- Yahoo India! 


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