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Govt blatantly defying Par: Team Anna on Citizens' Charter

Team Anna tonight accused the government of "blatantly" defying Parliament by coming out with a separate grievance redressal bill when it has passed a resolution that such a provision will be part of Lokpal.

delhi Updated: Dec 21, 2011 23:19 IST

Team Anna on Wednesday accused the government of "blatantly" defying Parliament by coming out with a separate grievance redressal bill when it has passed a resolution that such a provision will be part of Lokpal.

The Anna supporters said the 'Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill, 2011' was "impractical" and "fully centralised".

In a statement, they said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has given a written assurance to Anna Hazare that Citizens' Charter, lower bureaucracy and state Lokayuktas will be part of Lokpal bill.

"Just opposite (to what was passed as a resolution in Parliament), three months later, the Prime Minister has given his assent to a separate Citizens' Charter in a Cabinet meeting on December 13. That bill will now be sent to Parliamentary Standing Committee.

"The Prime Minister himself had written to Anna on August 27 that Citizens' Charter will be part of Lokpal Bill. Why is he going back on his promise? Parliament unanimously passed the resolution. What happened to that? They are blatantly defying it. They are cheating Parliament," they said.