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Lokpal Bill passed in Lok Sabha with minor amendments

Lokpal Bill passed in Lok Sabha with minor amendments

Today Congress passed the Lokpal Bill with few amendments

Lokpal bill passed in Lok Sabha by voice vote.

But Lokpal did not get the the Constitutional Status.

The SP and BSP staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha before the voting on the Lokpal Bill in protest against government bringing a "weak" legislation.
Bahujan Samaj Party (21 MPs) and Samajwadi Party (22 MPs)

Left Front, Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party staged a walk out. Before the Lokpal Bill voting.

Following amendments were made to Weak Lokpal Bill

1. Requirement of three-fourth members of Lokpal to approve inquiry against the Prime Minister was changed to two-third.

2- Keeping the defense forces and coast guard personnel out of the purview of the anti-graft ombudsman

3-increasing the exemption time of former MPs from five to seven years

4- Setting up of Lokayuktas by the states would not be mandatory, amending a contentious provision in view of opposition from allies and others.

5- The government has also dropped Section 24 of the Lokpal Bill which allowed action to be taken against MPs and ministers even before they are tried for complaints of corruption

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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Anonymous,  December 27, 2011  



Renu December 28, 2011  

there is so much of debate about its utility..I think more than the bills we need the will to act..

virendra sharma December 28, 2011  

Thanks for this condensed latest update .Good to read as a quick summary..

virendra sharma December 28, 2011  

Good to read this update.

sm,  December 28, 2011  


Kirtivasan Ganesan December 28, 2011  

The bill is to be presented in Rajya Sabha tomorrow.
The opposition in Rajya Sabha, if they have eaten salt of India should ask for changes in Lokpal Bill and resubmit to Lok Sabha.
Lok Sabha will then make necessary corrections and re-submit to Rajya Sabha for presentation.
Finally when both the houses approve then President may put his seal of approval. Then the bill becomes a law.
If lot of complications happen then President may call for a joint session of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to consider Lokpal Bill.

Bikram December 28, 2011  

lets see when all this DRAMA finishes and how beneficial it will be ...


sm,  December 29, 2011  


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