Govt tables Lokpal Bill in Lok Sabha; BJP demands withdrawal

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New Delhi, Dec 22: The much debated Lokpal bill has been tabled by the government on Thursday, Dec 22 in Lok Sabha. 

Meanwhile, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narayanasamy has tabled the Lokpal Bill.

Soon after the bill was placed in Lok Sabha the main opposition party BJP opposes introduction of Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill in present form and raises questions over religious quota, demanded a revised bill. 

Leader of opposition Sushma Swaraj said, Lokpal bill was against the constitution and that the term 'not less than 50%' was not acceptable.

Swaraj further said that religion based reservation was against the constitutional policy of the government. She also opposed Lokayuktas bill in present form.

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav also opposes induction of Prime Minister under the ambit of Lokpal as it against constitution. 

Lalu also slammed Team Anna for dictating the parliament saying "five people cannot rule the parliament and the government should not be pressurised by outside forces."

The Lokpal bill has two parts: First part is constitution amendment bill which seeks to provide constitutional status to Lokpal. The second part seeks to set up the institution of Lokpal and Lokayuktas, which will act as anti-corruption agencies in states.

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