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We all want India to get a strong Lokpal: Ambika Soni

chandigarh Updated: Aug 20, 2011 20:59 IST
Eileen Singh

The government's constant endevour is to fight against corruption and we all want India to get a strong Lokpal," said Ambika Soni, minister for information and broadcasting.

Towing the party line, Soni, who was in the city on Saturday, to attend annual function of the Delhi Public School, Chandigarh, said, "We are not against Lokpal but there is a proper process and Parliament is to take call on how is legislation is to be framed."

Soni while addressing media person on the sidelines of the annual day celebrations, said, "Government has always shown clear intentions towards drafting the Lokpal Bill. The government can talk on any issue, infact major problems can be resolved only by talking. The Prime Minister himself said that he would want to talk about the bill and resolve any problem that might erupt while drafting it."

On being asked about her view on the present protests that are taking place all over the country regarding the Lokpal Bill, she said, "We all want Lokpal Bill to come in to action, but we should go through proper process. There is a way of working out everything then why not this? Protesting or demanding the drafting of this bill in 5-6 days is not possible. This is a serious matter and one should talk about the issue and try resolving it rather than protesting and coming on streets. We all want India to get a strong Lokpal."

She further added, "34 proposals have been included but yes we want to talk over the 5-6 left and it will take some time it won't happen over night."

Minister of rural development and drinking water and sanitation Jairam Ramesh, who was the chief guest on the occasion, avoided commenting on the ongoing Lokpal bill row.

Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union minister of parliamentary affairs, science and technology & earth sciences was also present. Ambika Soni and Pawan Kumar Bansal are in the management of the school and both were present on the occasion with their families.