Include private sector under Lokpal Bill: BKC

Include private sector under Lokpal Bill: BKC

Speaking at an interaction on Thursday, he said in cases where the private sector works in areas of public interest, they should be looked into by the Lokpal.

Chandrashekar was presenting his suggestions on the Jan Lokpal Bill, along with freedom fighter H S Doreswamy, Prof M K Ramesh and Prof Sairam Bhat from National Law School, Bangalore.

The group proposed that the prime minister must be part of the collegium that elects the Lokpal. “We want a uniform process when it comes to the appointment of the Lokpal, CAG, and CVC,” said Bhat. The group also argued that there must be a clear cut definition of the functions of the CAG, the CVC, the Lokpal and the CBI.

The group also decried the measure to instill powers of investigation, prosecution and adjudication in a single body. “Civil society groups should study the Lokayukta bills of Maharashtra and Karnataka as a model,” Ramesh said.

The group also raised doubts about the proposal to provide Lokpal, a quasi-judicial body, with contempt powers.

Karnataka most corrupt: Ramdev

Mysore, dhns: Labelling all politicians and political parties as corrupt, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev said corruption was at its peak in the State.

Talking to reporters on Thursday, Ramdev said: “Corruption hinders development of a state and all political parties are corrupt,” and distanced himself from corruption saying it was a reason why both he and his trust had no affiliation with any political parties. Bharat Swabhiman Yatra will oppose corruption at all levels, he said.

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