Law making is domain of Parliament: Pilot
Union Minister Sachin Pilot on Saturday said he supported the nobility of Anna Hazare's cause but the sanctity of the Parliament to carry out legislation process had to be respected.india Updated: Aug 20, 2011 16:59 IST
Union Minister Sachin Pilot on Saturday said he supported the nobility of Anna Hazare's cause but the sanctity of the Parliament to carry out legislation process had to be respected.
"Anna ji is a respected Gandhian. I support the nobility of his cause but we have to respect the sanctity of the (legislation) process," Pilot said.
The union minister of state for IT and Communications, said, everyone including the government were concerned about
the menace of corruption but the law making was the domain of the Parliament.
"The government has brought the Lokpal Bill and approved by the cabinet. It will now go to the Lok Sabha and the standing committee," he said.
Pilot said the suggestion for improving the bill and to make it an effective tool against corruption can be sent
anytime to the standing committee.
He said the UPA government has always acted against corrupt persons wherever there was tangible evidence irrespective of the standing or perceived might of the person.
"People have been arrested and chargesheeted wherever there was tangible evidence. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has made it categorically clear that there will be strongest possible action against corrupt people," he added.
The union minister said the menace of corruption has every Indian worried but the worst affected are the poor people.
"It is the poor people who are worst affected when they have to pay bribes to get their legitimate rights," he added.
First Published: Aug 20, 2011 16:55 IST