Expressing disagreement with Gandhian activist Anna Hazare, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday termed the lokpal bill as a "welcome bill" for corrupt politicians.
"It is a bad day for social activism in the country. It is a welcome bill for every corrupt politician," AAP leader Kumar Vishwas told IANS.
The Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2011 was passed on Wednesday amid din in the Lok Sabha after amendments to the legislation were adopted by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
"The bill is a betrayal to the promise made to the people at Ramlila Maidan. It is an attempt by the BJP and the Congress to divert the attention of the people from corruption," he added.