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Published:December 20th, 2011 11:20 EST
Pressure Mounts on Indian Government, as Team Anna Reject Fresh   Lokpal draft

Pressure Mounts on Indian Government, as Team Anna Reject Fresh Lokpal draft

By SOP newswire2

New Delhi: After Indian media channels carried reports that there would be limited control of Lokpal over Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Anna Hazare along with the team Anna rejected the proposal and said government was making a fool of the nation. 

Anna Hazare, in his home city Ralegon-Sidhi told the media while rejecting the fresh Lokpal draft accessed by the media, he said that he will protest against the government betrayal and he will fast for three days starting from December 27, followed by the jail Bharo agitation across the country. 

"Government is making a fool of the whole nation,"  key member of team Anna Arjind Kejriwal reacting over the draft accessed by a national news channel.  

"Anna Hazare would sit on a fast from December 27 as scheduled," he said adding that if the un-official draft accessed by news channels is true then they will reject it. 

Another member Prashant Bhushan reacting over the draft has said, "The Draft which is accessed by many channels is not satisfactory."

Also, today the Government has already extended the parliament session for three days, for discussion and passage of the contentious Lokpal Bill. 

Pertinent to this, News channels carried reports of the salient points of the Lokpal draft prepared by the government which include: 

  • Lokpal to be elected by PM, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha and Chief Justice of India
  • Lokpal won`t have powers to take suo moto action
  • Lokpal to investigate only those cases referred to it
  • Lokpal can be impeached if 100 MPs complain against it
  • Up to 50% reservation in Lokpal