"We have decided that we will not campaign or target any one party during these elections, but explain to the people what the government's role was and what that of the other parties was on bringing in the Lokpal bill," Prashant Bhushan said. Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan meet Anna
Anti-graft activist Anna Hazare is likely to announce on Tuesday that his team will campaign for a strong lokpal bill in four of the five states bound for assembly elections in the coming weeks but will not name any political party. HT
reports. Kejriwal, Bhushan to meet Anna today
Anna Hazare says he has been fighting corruption for the last 25 years, but the next one month will be dedicated to his health. The 74-year-old activist, who doesn't see eye to eye with the government on the lokpal bill, is all ears to doctors' advice and intends to rest for a month. HT
reports. The prescription
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The government should have moved step by step on the lokpal bill and on granting constitutional status to the proposed anti-graft watchdog, says justice JS Verma, whose opinion formed the basis for the parliamentary panel’s recommendation on the issue.
Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said the next course of action would be decided only after Hazare is discharged from hospital.
Doctors attending on activist Anna Hazare said on Tuesday that his discharge from hospital, earlier slated for Friday, might be postponed for two more days due to his frail health.
Union minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Sunday said the Congress would convince West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on the Lokpal Bill. Even the BJP would realise it soon and support the bill, he added. HT
The government today shifted the entire blame for the lokpal fiasco on the BJP, saying the opposition with "an understanding with some other parties" devised a strategy of submitting a large number of amendments to ensure the bill is held up in the Rajya Sabha.BJP choreographed murder of democracy
Team Anna on Friday attacked the Government for its failure to get Lokpal Bill passed by Rajya Sabha and accused it of not doing enough home work to bring other political parties on board to respect the 'Sense of the House' on this issue.
Putting up a brave front after it failed to muster the numbers in the Rajya Sabha, government today said the Lokpal Bill will "definitely" be brought before the Rajya Sabha during the Budget session even as Congress leader Digvijay Singh defended the move saying extension of the House last night was not possible. Numbers, friends and foes scuttle bill
Attacking the opposition for Rajya Sabha's failure to pass the Lokpal Bill, parliamentary affairs minister Pawan Bansal today said the Bill will be taken up for consideration in the Budget session of Parliament. Allies, Oppn slam govt for postponing Lokpal
Cornered, as its biggest ally Trinamool Congress insisted on deleting the lokayukta provision from the lokpal bill, the government postponed voting in the Rajya Sabha after an 11-hour-long debate on Thursday. HT reports.
The Congress' biggest and most troublesome ally, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, yet again left the UPA managers red-faced on Thursday by insisting on its amendments to make the lokayukta more federal in character.