Lokpal Bill not to be passed in this 'adjourned' Parliament

Written by: Nairita Das
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New Delhi, Nov 22: Anna Hazare, who threatened the government to resume his nation-wide fast-protest if Lokpal Bill not be passed in Parliament Winter Session 2011, may have to start searching for the venue of his fast. Citing the present situation at the Parliament, it seems that the anti-corruption bill could not be passed at least in this winter session of the House.

On the very initial day (Tuesday, Nov 22) of its Winter Session, Lok Sabha speaker, Meira Kumar once again was compelled to adjourn the House for the day. Continuing its tradition, opposition parties indeed played the role of opposition well by opposing everything that the government proposed.

On Tuesday, while Telangana Congress MPs shouted for Telangana, Samajwadi Party MPs raised slogans against Mayawati and her split Uttar Pradesh proposal. Meanwhile, when many started questioning about black money and corruption issues, NDA did not allow Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram to express his opinion as NDA boycotted him (Chidambaram) accusing him of being the co-accused of A Raja in 2G spectrum scam.

The MPs, who were expected to discuss on several crucial issues related to the needs of the aam-admi, were seen busy fighting for their own poll-bound matters which may help them to win an election. However, they might have forgotten that it's no more possible to hide one's real intention from the public for a long time.

In the present scenario where media plays an eminent role, it would not be easy for any political party to discuss only such matters or issues which may act as an eye-wash for the citizens of the nation. If they really want to win hearts and faith of the people, the political parties should fulfill the promises which they offer just ahead of any election.

"Ridiculous and shameful" activities of the MPs in the Parliament have always been criticised, though they have not yet rectified anything so far. But now it seems that the time has come when political parties should work for the people or else an Egypt, Tuinisia or Libya kind situation may erupt in India at any point of time. The government might have seen a trail of protest when Anna held his fast at Ramlila Maidan for the second time demanding Jan Lokpal Bill.

Indians along with Team Anna led by the 73-year-old Gandhian crusader have been waiting for this Parliament Winter Session for a long time as the government had promised to come up with the strong Lokpal Bill at this time.

However, it seems that Lokpal Bill could not be passed at this time also as the adjournment motion of the Parliament will not spare the the MPs and especially the Indians so easily. According to sources, it would not be a smooth session for the Congress led UPA government as BJP led opposition parties seem determined to bruise all plans made by the government.

So, Indians should be ready to join Team Anna who has vowed to resume their anti-corruption fight. Here it can be recalled that Anna has claimed that if he starts his fast for the third time, the impact would be more profound than earlier.

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