Lokpal debate in Parliament: Highlights
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee initiated the debate on the Lokpal Bill with a statement in the Lok Sabha.delhi Updated: Aug 27, 2011 16:03 IST
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee initiated the debate on the Lokpal Bill with a statement in the Lok Sabha.
Following are the highlights of his speech in Lok Sabha:
Pranab appeals to Anna to end fast
Discussions were held to discuss the draft of the Lokpal
Anna's agitation has become people's agitation: Sushma Swaraj
There is agreement on 20 of 40 basic principles put forward by government and civil society activists
There are six major issues of divergence:
One single act be provided for both Lokpal in Centre and Lokpal state. Will state govt be willing to accept draft provisions for Lokayukta on same lines as Lokpal?
Should PM be covered by Lokpal?
Should judges of high Court and Supreme Court be brought within ambit of Lokpal?
Should conduct of MPs inside parliament be brought within purview of the Lokpal?
Should Lokpal have quasi-judicial powers?
Can all civil servants be punished and dismissed by Lokpal and Lokayuktas?
Whatever we do we have to respect Constitution: Pranab
Everything should be within Constitution: Pranab
Govt ready to fast-track Lokpal Bill: Pranab
Historic debate in Parliament: Sushma Swaraj
Request MPs to debate the bill peacefully: Sushma Swaraj
Since 1968, this is the 9th time Lokpal Bill has come to Parliament: Sushma Swaraj
BJP also guilty for not passing Lokpal till now: Sushma Swaraj
Govt has always spoken in contradictory voices: Sushma Swaraj
Rahul Gandhi was allowed to preach during Zero Hour: Sushma Swaraj
Surprised at Rahul's statement yesterday: Sushma Swaraj
Rahul destroyed spirit of PM's speech in Parliament: Sushma Swaraj
PM should come under Lokpal but under two riders, national security & public order: Sushma Swaraj
Parliament has had eminent members like Shyam Benegal, Javed Akhtar. Are they uncivil society? - Yechury
We must be able to make difference in between the civil society and the uncivil society: Yechury in RS
Other developments of the day:
Anand Sharma, Sandeep Dikshit, Pawar, Farooq Abdullah called
Bhushan, Kejriwal, Medha Patkar to meet Pranab Mukherjee
Pranab meets allies, opposition leaders
Pawar, Farooq Abdullah were also present at meeting
Kiran Bedi at Ramlila Maidan: People's unity got the Parliament united today.
Yechury in RS: Representatives of Team Anna met us, they discussed 3 conditions with us.
Basudev Acharya: we are discussing Jan Lokpal Bill because the entire country is agitating. Corruption in India has grown alarmingly.
State Government should continue to exercise the power to appoint Lokayukta: BSP MP, Satish Chandra Mishra
Team Anna demands a resolution from government
Team Anna demands a commitment from the Parliament and not just the sense of the House.
It is clear case of betrayal, says Arvind Kejriwal
Aamir Khan reaches Ramlila Maidan