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Drafting of Lokpal Bill to be videographed: Anna Hazare

IANS  New Delhi, April 10, 2011
First Published: 23:29 IST(10/4/2011) | Last Updated: 23:30 IST(10/4/2011)

A day after he ended his 97-hour fast demanding a stronger anti-graft Lokpal Bill, social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said the process of formulating the act will be videographed and the procedures will be made public.

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"The committee will start its work on the draft from April 16, the procedures will be videographed and made public," Hazare told reporters.

"The procedure will be totally transparent, from formulation to the time after it is passed and selection of Lokpal," he said.

"If people find out any shortcoming they can point this out," he added.

Arvind Kejriwal, a civil society representative in the joint committee told IANS: "A proposal for videographing all the deliberations of the joint committee formed for Lokpal Bill will be put soon."

When asked whether civil society representatives in the joint committee will declare their assets and sources of earnings as required by the politicians, he said: "We have no problem with this."

Stating that questions were being asked if the bill will solve the problem of corruption, Hazare said if not 100%, it will solve it 90%.

"People ask if it will solve problem of corruption, if not 100%, it will solve the problem 90%. The rest will be done through the medium of electoral reforms and decentralisation of power," he said.


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