Lokpal Bill: BJP will press for amendments
With Lok Sabha taking up the Lokpal Bill for debate, the BJP today said it will press for amendments and support parties seeking changes in the proposed legislation if there is common ground.delhi Updated: Dec 27, 2011 12:37 IST
With Lok Sabha taking up the Lokpal Bill for debate, the BJP on Tuesday said it will press for amendments and support parties seeking changes in the proposed legislation if there is common ground.
Terming the Lokpal Bill introduced in Lok Sabha on December 22 as "a weak bill", BJP's deputy leader in Rajya Sabha SS Ahluwalia said the party supports "a strong Lokpal Bill" and for an improved version of it, the party has moved certain amendments.
"While initiating the debate, Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj will elaborately discuss the amendments and then during the day, before conclusion of the debate, we will take a final call.
"If we find that amendments moved by other parties or members are in common with those moved by BJP, we will support them," Ahluwalia told reporters after the BJP parliamentary party meeting.
The meeting chaired by BJP parliamentary party chairman LK Advani was also attended by Sushma Swaraj and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley.
First Published: Dec 27, 2011 12:33 IST