Lokpal bill tabled, to have statutory status

Lokpal bill tabled, to have statutory status

Lokpal bill tabled, to have statutory status

Panel chief Abhishek Manu Singhvi (Congress) tabled the report in the Rajya Sabha while Pinaki Misra of the Biju Janata Dal (BJP) did so in the Lok Sabha.

Addressing a press conference outside parliament, Singhvi said statutory status had been recommended for the Lokpal while the issue of bringing the prime minister under its ambit had been left to parliament.

There had been three suggestions - inclusion of the prime minister under Lokpal, non-inclusion and deferred inclusion, he added.

The bill will be scrutinised by the law ministry and the home ministry and  brought for discussion and passage in the winter session before it ends Dec 22.

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