BJP to seek inclusion of PM, lower bureaucracy under Lokpal

BJP party members
New Delhi, Dec 13: BJP has decided to press for the inclusion of Prime Minister, lower bureaucracy and Citizens' Charter under Lokpal at the all-party meeting tomorrow and will move amendment in the Bill after consultation with other parties in case the government does not accept its proposals.

This was decided at the meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting here today which was presided over by L K Advani. Leaders of opposition in both Houses Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley were also present.

"Tomorrow the government has called an all-party meeting on Lokpal Bill. Our members have already given a dissent note before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Lokpal Bill. We will press for that in tomorrow's meeting. If they don't agree, then we will try and bring amendment in the Lokpal Bill after consultation with other political parties," BJP leader S S Ahluwalia told reporters after the meeting.

He said important issues are likely to come up in Parliament in the coming days, which include the Lokpal Bill and BJP has decided to tell all its MPs to be present in full strength.

When asked if a whip has been issued to its MPS in this regard, Ahluwalia said, "Yes, a whip has been issued to ensure their presence in Parliament till December 22."

Ahluwalia said, "we have decided to bring an adjournment motion on blackmoney to be moved by L K Advani in the Lok Sabha" and said there will be discussion on the issue.


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