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Nobody but Parliament will pass Lokpal Bill: Advani

india Updated: Dec 18, 2011 14:56 IST
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Bharatiya Janata Party

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Sunday said that ultimately it would be Parliament which would pass the Lokpal bill.

"We definitely need a strong and effective Lokpal, there are no two ways about it. But the fact remains that the Lokpal bill will be passed by the Parliament only," Advani said.

"When we had met Anna Hazare and his team, we had pointed out some shortcomings in their version of the Lokpal Bill which they admitted. Now I have no idea whether they have rectified any of those flaws or not," he added.

Raising doubts about the government's intention to pass the bill in the winter session of parliament, Hazare on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reiterating his threats of a renewed agitation from December 27.

Manmohan Singh later asserted that the government would try to pass the bill in the current session.