Khurshid asks those demanding Lokpal to have patience

Salman Khurshid
Amethi (UP), Nov 10: Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid today (Nov 10) said a strong Lokpal Bill would be brought in the coming session of Parliament and advised those demanding it to remain patient.

"Experts are working on the draft for a strong Lokpal Bill...after looking at all aspects, it would be brought in the coming session of Parliament," he told reporters here.

The Minister said judiciary and media would be kept out of the ambit of the bill though all government officials would be brought under its purview.

Without naming Anna Hazare, he said people should remain patient as the bill would be introduced in the coming session.

On Sri Sri Ravi Shankar not visiting AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi's constituency Amethi during his ongoing anti-corruption yatra in Uttar Pradesh, Khurshid said there was no political pressure on him to cancel his visit.

He, however, said, "Politics is a larger issue and should be left to politicians."

The spiritual guru had recently said he could not visit Amethi during his ongoing anti-corruption yatra as the Ashram which had extended him invitation was pressurised not to call him.

"I was invited by Sri Hari Ashram to visit Amethi during my yatra but I had to change it (the plan) because my people there were facing undue pressure from political parties and they requested me not to come," Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had said.


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