Sources told HT that the set of anti-corruption bills, earlier flaunted by Rahul Gandhi, will also be accorded “priority” but the key legislation may see several tweaks to ensure the political imprint of the Modi government.
“Steps to curb corruption are a key agenda of this government. But the bills may see some changes, particularly the ones which have lapsed with the previous Lok Sabha,” said a source.
In other words, four crucial bills that have lapsed — on right of citizens for time-bound delivery of public services, curbing benami transactions, prevention of bribery to foreign officials and setting new standards in public procurement — may see changes.
Sources suggested that bill on right of citizens for time-bound delivery of public services may be accorded higher priority.
In his speech to Parliament, President Pranab Mukherjee remarked, “My government is committed to providing a clean and efficient administration.”