Lokpal Bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha today

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New Delhi, Dec 22: The long awaited Lokpal Bill is set to be tabled in the Parliament on Thursday, Dec 22.

While the Congress is keen to table the Bill and pass it, opposition party BJP has expressed its disapproval over the government's version of the Lokpal draft.

While left parties opposed the urgency in passing the bill, Samajwadi party wants more time to be taken to discuss the bill and its provisions.

BSP and RJD have opposed to Anna Hazare's Jan Lokpal Bill, but have also questioned the government on its haste to pass the bill.

The Lokpal Bill will be tabled in the 11th hour in Parliament. The Bill brings the Prime Minister under its ambit, while excludes the lower bureaucracy, which will be handled by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).

Keeping CBI out of its ambit and with no investigation powers to the Lokpal, the reign of control will be in the hands of the government.

Upset with the government, Anna Hazare has decided to go ahead with his planned hunger strike from Dec 27 followed by a 'jail bharo' movement from Dec 30 if the government fails to pass a strong Lokpal Bill.

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