Cong welcomes Hazare's appearance before standing committee
Congress today welcomed social activist Anna Hazare's appearance before the Parliamentary Standing Committee to give his inputs on the Lokpal bill, saying it was the right move as laws are made in Parliament not at Jantar Mantar.delhi Updated: Aug 11, 2011 02:21 IST
Congress today welcomed social activist Anna Hazare's appearance before the Parliamentary Standing Committee to give his inputs on the Lokpal bill, saying it was the right move as laws are made in Parliament not at Jantar Mantar.
"That Anna Hazare is coming before the Standing Committee is the right move. There are people from all parties in the Standing Committee. Issues are not resolved by sitting on demonstrations at Jantar Mantar. Laws are made in Parliament not at Jantar Mantar," party spokesperson Rashid Alvi said.
Alvi said if Hazare feels that Parliament cannot make the law they want, they should try to enter Parliament and then make the law they want instead of adopting any "unconstitutional method".
Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that the government has kept the channels of communication through the Committee. He said the civil society is large body and different sections of civil society keep sending their opinions to the government.
Khurshid was one in the 10-member committee to draft the Lokpal bill, which has now gone the Standing Committee on Personnel and Law Justice.
Team Hazare on Wednesday told the panel to recommend to the government to withdraw the lokpal Bill and come out with a fresh measure which deals with problem of corruption faced by the common man.
First Published: Aug 11, 2011 02:19 IST