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Yechury takes a dig at Team Anna over Lokpal Bill

PTI  New Delhi, December 21, 2011
First Published: 21:04 IST(21/12/2011) | Last Updated: 01:48 IST(22/12/2011)

Taking a dig at Team Anna for its proposed agitation over the Lokpal Bill, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said they "seem to know more" than what Parliament does about the legislation.

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"We do not know what the proposals (Lokpal Bill) are. Team Anna seems to know more than Parliament does. In that case, it is a very bad sign for democracy," Yechury told reporters when asked about the Anna Hazare's proposed agitation on Lokpal from December 27.

"The Parliament has to be first told what the government wants to bring. Let them bring the Bill to House then we will comment," he said.

Criticising BJP's stand on Lokpal, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said, "Mrs (Sonia) Gandhi made it quite clear that the obstructionists efforts by BJP to stop the important legislature agenda of this government is only because they are not been able reconcile with the fact that we got the confidence of the people in 2004 and that confidence was
renewed in 2009.

"She also made it clear that the party and the government together on every issue," the Minister added.


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