Anna wins, Parliament accepts resolution on Lokpal Bill

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New Delhi, Aug 28: Both Houses of Parliament on Saturday 28, Aug, passed a resolution conveying the "sense of the House" on the Lokpal Bill, paving the way for Anna Hazare to break his fast.

"Sense of the House" motion was moved by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha passed a resolution conveying the sense of the House on the Lokpal Bill.

After the passage of the resolution, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the Lok Sabha till Monday.

There was some confusion over whether the resolution was passed by a voice vote or not. But, no voice vote took place.

"Thumping of the desk is akin to passing a motion by voice vote," Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar told.


Details of resolution:

This House agrees in principle on following issues for an effective and strong Lokpal:

1) Citizen's charter,
2) Lower bureaucracy under Lokpal through appropriate mechanism,
3) Establishment of Lokayukta in states,
4) Further resolve to forward the proceedings of the House to the Standing ommittee for its perusal.

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