Congress, marred with scams and ten years of failed governance, has gives the free credit of Lokapl Bill to their ‘˜to be PM candidate’ Rahul Gandhi.
The debatable Lokpal Bill was passed on Tuesday by Rajya Sabha, with all political parties supporting the bill, except for Samajwadi Party, which staged a walk-out when the bill was tabled in the house.
The bill will be tabled today in Lok Sabha, where it will face the acid test.
A bill to institute an Ombudsman was tabled in Parliament for the first time in 1968.
Reportedly, Arun Jaitley, leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha said, “Passing the Bill is vital to restore the fast-eroding faith of the public in the political class.” And not to forget, BJP requires this faith to be restored in their party in wake of the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
As per media reports, the Trinamool Congress, Janata Dal (United), Bahujan Samaj Party and DMK all extended support. The AIADMK wanted that the prime minister and chief ministers in states be kept out of the purview of the Lokpal.
On Tuesday, the federal government also made public some letters exchanged between Anna Hazare and Rahul Gandhi – in which, Hazare had urged Gandhi to get the bill passed and also thanked him for his support.
Congress, marred with scams and ten years of failed governance, has given the free credit to their ‘to be PM candidate’ Rahul Gandhi.
Even though Anna Hazare has welcomed the step, his former supporter, Arvind Kejriwal, as usual, taking advantage of the opportunity to gain more brownie points has rejected the present version of the bill.
So, is it the rise and outshining performance of Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party, a result of Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement, which pushed the political leaders to join ranks and make sure that the anti-graft law ultimately became a reality?
Well I think yes, as Jaitley used this chance to titter at the Congress for fast-tracking the passing of the bill in the ‘changed political environment’, referring to the hard-hitting defeat of Congress in the recent assembly polls.