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BJP to move amendments to lokpal bill

india Updated: Dec 26, 2011 18:53 IST

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The BJP would move amendments to the lokpal bill in Parliament to make it more strong and independent, Party General Secretary and in-charge for Madhya Pradesh Ananth Kumar said in Gwalior on .

Inaugurating a two-day meeting of the executive committee of the State BJP in Gwalior, Kumar said his party was not in favour of the present lokpal bill and added that it would go the same way as the FDI Bill.

The BJP general secretary said his party was in favour of a strong and independent lokpal because of which it would move amendments to the present lokpal bill.

He said it was not right to introduce the element of reservation in lokpal on the basis of religion or minorities.

The BJP General Secretary strongly criticised the Centre for discriminating against Madhya Pradesh in various matters including construction of roads and supply of fertilisers.

Kumar expressed confidence that the BJP would win the 2013 assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and asked party workers to get ready for them.

State BJP President Prabhat Jha said his party would not ask for money from the rich and the influential but collect it from the common people.

He said the 2013 assembly elections would be fought under the leadership of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and claimed that the BJP would win them.