A bill to provide for establishment of Lokpal and Lokayuktas in states was introduced in the Rajya Sabha today. The govt is finding it difficult to get the bill passed as it is short of simple majority. Video
BJP leader Arun Jaitley today led his party's charge against the government's Lokpal bill in Rajya Sabha, calling it "phoney, a constitutional cocktail and dangerous".
Cornered, as its biggest ally Trinamool Congress insisted on deleting the lokayukta provision from the lokpal bill, the government postponed voting in the Rajya Sabha after an 11-hour-long debate on Thursday. HT reports.
The Congress' biggest and most troublesome ally, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, yet again left the UPA managers red-faced on Thursday by insisting on its amendments to make the lokayukta more federal in character.
Political parties, including UPA ally Trinamool Congress, on Thursday cried foul after the Rajya Sabha failed to pass the lokpal bill terming it as a "black day" for democracy and said it has lost its right to continue in office.
A day after calling off his three-day fast at Mumbai and cancelling the 'jail bharo' and dharnas outside the houses of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, activist Anna Hazare returned to his village Ralegan Siddhi on Thursday afternoon.
Team Anna on Friday attacked the Government for its failure to get Lokpal Bill passed by Rajya Sabha and accused it of not doing enough home work to bring other political parties on board to respect the 'Sense of the House' on this issue.
Putting up a brave front after it failed to muster the numbers in the Rajya Sabha, government today said the Lokpal Bill will "definitely" be brought before the Rajya Sabha during the Budget session even as Congress leader Digvijay Singh defended the move saying extension of the House last night was not possible. Numbers, friends and foes scuttle bill
Attacking the opposition for Rajya Sabha's failure to pass the Lokpal Bill, parliamentary affairs minister Pawan Bansal today said the Bill will be taken up for consideration in the Budget session of Parliament. Allies, Oppn slam govt for postponing Lokpal
The government today shifted the entire blame for the lokpal fiasco on the BJP, saying the opposition with "an understanding with some other parties" devised a strategy of submitting a large number of amendments to ensure the bill is held up in the Rajya Sabha.BJP choreographed murder of democracy
Union minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Sunday said the Congress would convince West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on the Lokpal Bill. Even the BJP would realise it soon and support the bill, he added. HT
Cong questions BJP’s intent; BJP hits back, accusing ruling party of spreading ‘malicious allegations’ against it.
The government should have moved step by step on the lokpal bill and on granting constitutional status to the proposed anti-graft watchdog, says justice JS Verma, whose opinion formed the basis for the parliamentary panel’s recommendation on the issue.