Congress hopeful of passing Lokpal Bill

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New Delhi, Dec 21: Amid the belligerent mood of the Opposition over the Lokpal issue, the Congress today (Dec 21) hoped of a positive outcome and said it was not worried about any threat.

"We must act and think positive. We expect collective wisdom of Parliament will do something," Congress spokesperson Janardhan Dwivedi told reporters when asked whether Lokpal Bill will be passed in the session given the mood of the Opposition.

He also said that the Congress is not worried over Team Anna's agitation threat. "We are not worried about any challenge," he said in reply to a question whether the proposed agitation will create law and order problems.

On Anna Hazare's comment that Lokpal Bill is nothing but cheating with the people, Dwivedi said, "I do not consider this view deserves my comment."

Asked if there is any difference between party and the government, he said, "Soniaji has completely rejected this criticism in the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting. She said that there may be different points of views so far any issue is concerned. But as far as working is concerned party and the government are working together and marching together with one voice and approach."

Another Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said BJP and other Opposition parties are opposing the Lokpal Bill just for the sake of opposition.

"We know whatever we pass they are bound to oppose," he said, adding, "People are with us and we will pass the bill in Parliament."

PTI

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