Lokpal will lead to more corruption: SP
Samajwadi Party, which staged a walk-out in Lok Sabha in protest against the lokpal bill, today claimed the enactment of the measure will lead to an indecisive atmosphere in the country and result in more corruption.Updated: Dec 18, 2013 17:06 IST
Samajwadi Party, which staged a walk-out in Lok Sabha in protest against the lokpal bill, on Wednesday claimed the enactment of the measure will lead to an indecisive atmosphere in the country and result in more corruption.
"Laws were enacted for women and atrocities against women increased. So this will also increase corruption," SP leaders Ram Gopal Yadav said outside Parliament.
Yadav said, "Corruption will increase further. Now no one will sign on any file or take any decision. There will be an atmosphere of indecision in the country."
Parliament on Wednesday passed the crucial lokpal bill with the Lok Sabha adopting the measure as amended by the Rajya Sabha after a short discussion.
Samajwadi Party and Shiv Sena members, opposing the bill, staged a walk-out in protest, as their counterparts from other parties, including Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj, supported the measure.
Referring to the Bofors case, the SP leader said, "After the Bofors incident, the country could not get any new artillery gun. Now file movement will be stopped and everything will be passed on for the next government. This is the state of affairs."
When it was pointed out that it was only SP which did not support Lokpal, he said, "Others are for votes but we are concerned about the country."
First Published: Dec 18, 2013 16:54 IST