Lokpal Bill tabled in Rajya Sabha; debate begins

Lokpal Bill tabled in Rajya Sabha; debate begins

A bill to provide for establishment of Lokpal and Lokayuktas in states to go into corruption cases in government organisations was introduced in the Rajya Sabha today.

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill,2011, already passed by Lok Sabha, was moved for consideration and passage in the House by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanasamy.

The Minister started a discussion in the House explaining the features of the bill.
The Lokpals and Lokayuktas will enquire into allegations of corruption against certain public functionaries.

The UPA does not enjoy a majority in the Upper House. Several political parties, including certain UPA allies, are opposed to some provisions of the bill.

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