Mulayam Singh Yadav states the Bill in the present form will not
wipe out corruption from the system.He added that democracy was
bigger than Lokpal. He adds,"Parliament represented by people, it
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:15PM.
Sibal says that bill has been drafted keeping in mind the sense
of the House. He also added that it was upto the Supreme Court to
decide the constitutionality of the Bill. The Lokpal Bill is
perfect and deals with corruption, he said,
BJP wants to utilize the occasion for political mileage. He also
adds that there is nothing unconstitutional in reservation
Sibal mounts the ante against Sushma's arguments. He says, "It
is a political conspiracy. BJP does not want the Lokpal Bill to be
cleared. Sushma is ignoring corruption in Karnataka while blaming
the Centre on corrupt practices. BJP is ignoring corruption in
their own states.
Sibal: Article 252 not applicable here since it says as per
article the Parliament does not have the authority to pass such a
Kapil Sibal begins arguments and slams Sushma Swaraj's
arguments. He says, "If you do not let this Bill pass, the nation
will never forgive you. So this particular legislation has nothing
to do with state public services, it has everything to do with
Sushma: Accept our amendments or send Bill back to Standing
Committee. This Bill will not pass the muster.
Sushma tears into Govt's arguments on the Lokpal Bill. She
says,"Lalu does not seem to understand that the govt has used to
him to get their way." On this, Lalu Prasad Yadav slams the BJP and
says that it is they who want to divide the country.
Sushma: This Bill is not for jobs, why have reservation.
Sushma: Proud that our 3 Presidents, current PM is from
minority.Our PM is from the minority and the reason he's the PM is
not because he's from minority but because he's a great Indian.
Sushma challenges Govt's quota within quota either on religious
lines. She declared 'Don't try and divide India'.
Sushma argues that 18 states have Lokayuktas and adds that many
of those have better bills than the ones you (UPA) have
Sushma cites the Lokayukta models of Uttarakhand and Karnataka.
She asks,"Govt is confused, two different ministers speaking in two
different voices. Clarify if Lokayukta provision is mandatory or
Sushma: BJP has 2 constitutional objections to Bill. This Bill
is talking of Lokpal and Lokayukta both. State employees will be
looked after by Lokyukta. This Bill cannot force the states to take
action on the orders of the Centre.
Sushma: It seems the govt has introduced the Bill angrily. She added that the Govt's Lokpal Bill is against the federal structure of the government.
Opposition leader of Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj starts her
arguments on BJP's amendments. She highlights that the present
Lokpal Bill is weak and ineffective.
Narayanaswamy: We have employed the help of civil society in
drafting the Bill. He added that his party was always in favour of
the Lokpal. He stated that the AICC session had given the
green-signal to the same in 2010.
Lokpal debate underway at the Lok sabha on the landmark Lokpal Bill. Kapil Sibal and Shashi Tharoor from the Congress to lead the UPA arguments. Sushma Swaraj from the BJP to pose counter-arguments.
V Narayanaswamy begins arguments on the Lokpal in a combative
mood. He said, "There is a need for the legislation of the