Gandhian Anna goes violent, burns govt Lokpal bill

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Anna Hazare buring Lokapl Bill
Ghaziabad, Aug 4: Anna Hazare, who is well-known for Gandhian beliefs, has gone violent on Thursday, Aug 4 when he along with his team burnt the government version of Lokpal bill.

Anna Hazare's latest move came when the government version of Lokpal bill was tabled in the Parliament's monsoon session.

Hazare's supporters - Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan, Kiran Bedi clarified that they protested the bill as it allegedly snubbed the interest of the poor and dalit people of the country. The government also kept the Prime Minister (PM) out of the ambit of Lokpal.

Hazare, who is trying to seek support for his lokpal bill, has also written a letter to the Members of Parliament alleging that the government's version of Lokpal is weak.

The Congress, however, had urged the civil society to keep faith in Parliament and not burn the copies.

"Let there be fire in the belly, fire in the heart and not in Parliament. Let's not burn copies. Let's have faith in Parliament," law minister Salman Khurshid had said.

Meanwhile, the Lokpal bill is also under severe criticism from the opposition as leaders feel that the bill ought to be made stronger. BJP has also been supporting the claim that the Prime Minister be made a part of the bill and come under the Lokpal ambit.

"For judiciary, there is a separate accountability bill. Judiciary can be kept separate. They say action can not be taken till the time one is the prime minister. What happens if one comes back as the prime minister after two years. Will the proceedings against him stop? This is a weak bill," said BJP leader Yashwant Sinha.

Questioning the selection of the committee, he said, "We have seen in the selection of the Central Vigilance Commissioner there can be grave mistakes. Government can not be given complete responsibility."

"Even I agree the Lokpal bill which is be presented today is weak. I have received Anna's letter. I agree the Lokpal bill should be stronger," he added.

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