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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Team Anna in Uttarakhand to suggest on Lokayutka bill

Dehra Dun, SepTeam Anna members arrived here today on the invitation of Uttarakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri to give their suggestions for a tough and effective Lokayukta bill against corruption.
"We have come here at the invitation of Khanduri, who wanted us to provide him suggestions for enacting a tough and effective Lokayukta in the state against corruption," Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan, close aides of social activist Anna Hazare, told reporters here.

Soon after taking over as Uttarakhand Chief Minister on September 11, Khanduri had declared that his government would bring a fresh Lokayukta bill where suggestions of Jan Lokpal draft bill of Anna Hazare would also be incorporated.

"There is a provision of Lokayukta in our state but we want to make it an effective and strong Lokayukta," he had said.

Giving a time frame of two months for bringing the new bill, Khanduri had said the new measure would help remove difficulties being faced by the common man.

In this regard, Kejriwal and Bhushan said that a draft bill of Jan Lokpal was also given to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar six months ago but a response from his side is yet to come.

To a question, they said their crusade for a strong Jan Lokpal would continue even after the end of Anna''s fast and that efforts were on to make the Jan Lokpal a poll plank during the Assembly elections in half a dozen states due next year.

"We will launch an active campaign against those political parties who opposed the Jan Lokpal in Parliament," they said.

Regarding Ramdev''s yatra against corruption beginning tomorrow from Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh, Kejriwal said there was no talk between Hazare and the yoga guru on it.


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