Anna on fast, PM delivers message on Lokpal in Parliament

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Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Dec 27: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday, Dec 27 addressed the Parliament and delivered his speech on Lokpal Bill while Anna Hazare started his three-day fast at MMRDA ground in Mumbai. Manmohan Singh urged all political parties to reunite on the issue of Lokpal putting the politics part aside.

Highlights of PM's speech in Parliament:

  • The nation awaits with baited breath to see how the collective wisdom will be reflected.
  • The task of legislation is very serious business and must eventually be performed by all of us who have been constitutionally assigned to do this.
  • Others can persuade and have their voices heard, but the decision must rest with us
  • We have seen how public anger has manifested itself in the last year
  • We have held a wide range of consultations and come up with a Bill.
  • We have been enriched by wisdom of political parties and by all shades of opinions that have been taken into account
  • We believe in transparent and open governance.
  • We have taken decisive steps on corruption.
  • This is work in progress.
  • Show the country that this House means business

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