‘People’s voice for Lokpal Bill has reached government’, says Hazare

April 8th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 8(ANI): Anna Hazare, who is on a fast-unto-death for a stronger anti-corruption Lokpal Bill, on Friday said that they have suggested co-chairpersons for the joint committee to draft the Bill.

Addressing his supporters at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, Hazare said: “The people’s voice has reached the government and they can’t ignore them.”

Hazare also said that they have rejected the government’s offer of setting up of the committee by a letter of the Law Ministry.

He also emphasized that there should be no “tainted” ministers in the joint committee comprising civil society members.

“If there is a chairman from the government side then the Cabinet will have to accept the recommendations of the committee on the Bill,” Hazare said.

The 72-year-old went on a “fast-unto-death” on Monday demanding that the government introduce a bill to tackle corruption immediately, and that politicians alone not be in charge of drafting that bill. (ANI)

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