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Lokpal Bill will be passed without debate: Farooq

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Farooq Abdullah. File Photo: PTI
PTI Farooq Abdullah. File Photo: PTI

Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah said on Sunday that the Lokpal Bill would be passed in Parliament without discussion.

“Yes, the [Lokpal] Bill will be passed... without discussion,” Mr. Abdullah told reporters on the sidelines of a Golf Tournament in Sidhra belt on the outskirts of Jammu.

“People have been waiting for a Lokpal for long. If there is a controlling mechanism, it is a good thing,” he said.

Asked if any amendments had been made, he said: “If there is an amendment, then it will come back to the Lok Sabha. There it will take place [will be passed].”

The Lokpal Bill, in an amended form after consideration by the Select Committee, was brought back to the Rajya Sabha for consideration but there could not be any discussion due to the opposition from Samajwadi Party members.

The new Bill also grants powers to the ombudsman to sanction prosecution against public servants.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has also appealed to political parties to set aside their differences to ensure the Bill’s passage to fight corruption.

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Ha ha ha, now they are passing bill in a hurry without debate. Very simple answer and that is because of Kejriwal.

from:  Anuradha Sehgal
Posted on: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:42 IST

Suddenly a dead thing is being given life by our great politicians

The question is WHY ?

from:  srikant
Posted on: Dec 16, 2013 at 08:45 IST

Does it make any sense to pass any law in Parliament without debate,
let alone an important and clearly controversial piece of legislation
such as the Lokpal Bill, which has been languishing for decades?

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and
justice he is the worst. (Aristotle). Nothing is more destructive of
respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws
which cannot be enforced. (Albert Einstein). Law and order exist for
the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose
they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of
social progress. (Martin Luther King, Jr.). BAD LAWS ARE THE WORST
SORT OF TYRANNY. (Edmund Burke).

Passing the Lokpal Bill, labelled by the critics as Corruption
Promotion Bill and Protection of the Corrupt Bill, would be seen as
Indian politicians making a mockery of Indian democracy. Hopefully
wise counsel will prevail.

from:  D Mahapatra
Posted on: Dec 16, 2013 at 07:51 IST

It is incomprehensible why such a major bill be passed without discussion. It gives thoughtful
people the impression that all the major parties are united in enacting an ineffective bill which
doesn't hurt wrongdoers. This long-awaited bill deserves careful scrutiny and give earnest
consideration to proposed amendments, whoever proposes them. Otherwise it will only
hasten people's loss of faith in our parliamentarians and in Parliament itself. It will be a totally
futile exercise. We hope our MPs do not let down the people and do not discredit

from:  L R dhulipala
Posted on: Dec 16, 2013 at 07:50 IST
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