PM will be the best lokpal: Lalu Prasad
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad today said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will prove to the best lokpal, even as he called for the government's anti-graft bill to be sent back to the parliamentary standing committee that had examined it.delhi Updated: Dec 27, 2011 19:37 IST
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad on Tuesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will prove to the best lokpal, even as he called for the government's anti-graft bill to be sent back to the parliamentary standing committee that had examined it.
"When I was with the standing committee, I tried to know what was the qualification for being a Lokpal. I cannot find anyone more suitable than you (theprime minister). Bring a strong lokpal bill, we will make you the lokpal," he told a smiling Manmohan Singh.
Lightening the tenor of the otherwise serious debate on the lokpal bill in Lok Sabha, the RJD chief also said that he was going to constitute an "All India Save Anna Hazare's Health" committee.
"His life is valuable, on every thing they make him go on fast," he said.
However, he stressed: "Supremacy of parliament should not be compromised."
The RJD leader said lokpal bill should be sent back to the parliamentary standing committee.
"Don't ignore amendments, send it to the standing committee, the sky will not fall if it is not passed immediately," he said.
Lalu Prasad also said the government should not ignore the amendments suggested by opposition parties, but opposed bringing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under the lokpal.
He also said that bringing all government officials under lokpal will affect the bureaucracy's functioning.
First Published: Dec 27, 2011 19:20 IST