Government committed to passing Lokpal bill soon: NarayanasamyJuly 17th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Ahead of Team Anna’s indefinite fast from July 25 for a strong anti-corruption law, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government Tuesday said it is committed to passing the Lokpal bill provided it is according to the wishes of parliament.
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy in a letter to social activist Anna Hazare said the government wanted that the anti-corruption law be made based on the parliament’s view on the demands of Team Anna.
“We are committed to passing the Lokpal bill and it was passed in the Lok Sabha but we don’t have the numbers to get it through the Rajya Sabha,” he said.
Team Anna have been demanding that the Central Bureau of Investigation be made independent and the proposed anti-corruption body decentralised.
Team Anna will be holding an indefinite fast in the national capital from July 25 and have also announced support to a protest being held by yoga guru Baba Ramdev Aug 9.
- Hazare to support Ramdev's Aug 9 protest - Jul 17, 2012
- No further talks with government on Lokpal: Hazare (Lead) - Jul 18, 2012
- Anna, Ramdev to hold joint fast June 3 - Apr 20, 2012
- No further talks with government on Lokpal: Anna Hazare - Jul 18, 2012
- Ramdev plans fast against corruption - May 22, 2011
- Hazare begins fast, demands passage of Jan Lokpal bill (Evening Lead) - Jul 29, 2012
- Chronology of an epochal fast - Aug 28, 2011
- Ramdev to hold fast in Delhi from Aug 9 - Jul 24, 2012
- Activists to meet PM on Lokpal Bill - Mar 06, 2011
- UPA committed to bringing in Lokpal bill in monsoon session - Jun 11, 2011
- Government not serious about Lokpal: BJP - Mar 25, 2012
- Hazare writes open letter to parliamentarians - Aug 02, 2011
- Police mum on Hazare request for fast - Aug 01, 2011
- Listen to doctors, cops tell Team Anna (Lead) - Aug 01, 2012
- Anna should not fast frequently: Doctor - Jun 08, 2011
Tags: anna hazare, central bureau of investigation, corruption, july 17, Lok Sabha, minister of state, New Delhi, parliament, prime minister, progressive alliance, protest, rajya sabha, ramdev, social activist, UPA, yoga guru