Lokpal effectiveness doubtful, says CPI-MDecember 29th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) Expressing doubts over the effectiveness of the Lokpal bill as it excludes the corporate sector, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Biman Bose Wednesday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for opposing the move to grant constitutional status to the anti-graft ombudsman.
“I doubt how much effective this Lokpal will be as it excludes the corporate sector,” Bose told reporters here.
“The Lokpal bill couldn’t get the constitutional status because of BJP’s opposition, as BJP did not want it from the beginning,” the CPI-M politburo member added.
The Lok Sabha Tuesday passed the Lokpal bill, but a bill to grant the body a constitutional status was defeated.
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