Friday 25 April 2014
News updated at 12:39 PM IST
Weather
Max: 34.6°C
Min : 22.7°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

BJP ready for passage of Lokpal Bill even without discussion

New Delhi, Dec 17 , 2013 (PTI)
BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad  PTI File image

BJP today said it favours passage of the Lokpal Bill even without discussion in Parliament while stressing that it is the duty of the government to secure support for the measure from its allies.

However, the party said it is opposed to the Communal Violence Bill.

"We want it (Lokpal Bill) passed after discussion. We are for the Lokpal," said BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad after the party's parliamentary party meeting here.

Taking on the government, he said it is the government's duty to secure support from its allies and supporting parties.


"For the last nine years, government was managing support from Samajwadi Party. But on such an important issue like Lokpal, why government is not been able to secure support" he asked.

"Lokpal Bill has been discussed in detail in the Select Committee. So even if some allies want to create hurdles for the Bill to be passed, BJP is even ready to pass it without any debate. Because it is an important issue and there are expectations from it. This should be passed in the Rajya Sabha and later in Lok Sabha."

Opposing the communal violence Bill, he said, "It will have a serious implication on the country's federal structure. The Cabinet has passed it hurriedly. Law and order is a state subject. Chief Ministers including Jayalalitha and Narendra Modi have serious objections on it."

He said, "The government, which is on it way out, is trying to do it for vote bank politics. When people were dying in Muzaffarnagar, the government did not even sent an advisory to the UP government."

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A digital image called 'Venus, 1985' created by Andy Warhol retrieved from disk 1998.3.2129.3.22...

A digital image called 'Venus, 1985' created by Andy Warhol retrieved from disk 1998.3.2129.3.22...

Crew members of Colombian-registered sailing ship Gloria stand on the ship's masts during a...

Crew members of Colombian-registered sailing ship Gloria stand on the ship's masts during a...

A rainbow appears over the sky of the city of Sao Paulo April 24, 2014. Sao Paulo is one of the...

A rainbow appears over the sky of the city of Sao Paulo April 24, 2014. Sao Paulo is one of the...

27 year old white polar bear Uslada shakes off water in her pool at the Leningrad Zoo in St...

27 year old white polar bear Uslada shakes off water in her pool at the Leningrad Zoo in St...

U.S. President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One as he departs Haneda International Airport...

U.S. President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One as he departs Haneda International Airport...

Singer-songwriter, Leslie Grace arrives at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday...

Singer-songwriter, Leslie Grace arrives at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday...

A model of a pink fisherman and bicycle are positioned on a rock in the Irish Sea near the...

A model of a pink fisherman and bicycle are positioned on a rock in the Irish Sea near the...

Actress Emma Stone arrives for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' premiere in New York April 24, 2014...

Actress Emma Stone arrives for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' premiere in New York April 24, 2014...

A girl leaps over headstones at the Jakarta War Cemetery following the ANZAC Day dawn service in...

A girl leaps over headstones at the Jakarta War Cemetery following the ANZAC Day dawn service in...

A fire-fighter walks past a school bus leaning against a eucalyptus tree after it veered off the...

A fire-fighter walks past a school bus leaning against a eucalyptus tree after it veered off the...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523