Alleging that the proposed Lokpal Bill would do nothing but provide legal help to persons accused of corruption, Arvind Kejriwal, key aide of Anna Hazare, on Sunday said the present draft was a tool to ensure that “nothing ever changes.” Mr. Kejriwal was speaking at the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority ground at suburban Bandra-Kurla Complex.

“The government has only labelled the bill as anti-graft, in reality the bill provides free legal help to the person accused of corruption.

Instead of being strict on each act of corruption, the Bill covers only five per cent of government servants and 10 per cent politicians and the strictness is only on NGOs, temples, clubs, schools,” Mr. Kejriwal said.

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee spokesman Sachin Sawant said Team Anna was “misdirecting public sentiment and encouraging people to participate in a badly conceived plan which has no clear aim”.

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