Jan Lokpal Bill:Letter to Anna Hazare from PM Manmohan Singh

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Manmohan singh
Dear Mr Anna Hazare,
Thank you for your letter dated September 21, 2011. I am glad you made me aware of your thoughts on several important issues.

As you know, we are committed to an effective Lokpal law and we hope to succeed in it in near future. Our government is also working on a comprehensive agenda to eradicate corruption and improve the governance. Several legal, executive and technical aspects would be included in it. The establishment of Lokpal is a part of this comprehensive agenda itself.

Our government is also considering several recommendations concerning electoral reforms. Among the recommendations that are being considered, you have talked about the Right to Recall. In a democratic society, getting political consensus on some issues is a must. We want to discuss several recommendations concerning electoral reforms with other political parties and act on the ones that are broadly agreed upon.

I completely agree with you on the issue of empowering the Gram Sabha. We are committed to implement the 73rd and 74th amendment of the constitution. We are constantly striving to work along with state governments to fulfill the dream of empowering the Gram Sabhas in the real sense.

I thank you again for your suggestions.

With good wishes,
Manmohan Singh

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