Amartya Sen appraises the current Lokpal Bill

Written by: Ria
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Kolkata, Jan 3: Nobel Laureate, Economist Amartya Sen on Monday appraised the anti-graft legislation drafted by the government.

While promoting the screening of a documentary on his life, "Amartya Sen: A Life Re-examined", he said, "I do not think personally the Lokpal Bill, as it came, is not well thought out. I have not seen a well thought out Lokpal Bill in fact...and maybe I have not seen."

He thinks that the implementation of the bill in the democratic structure is the real challenge.

"But it is difficult to see how to integrate it without undermining the democratic structure and at the same time, making corruption easily to be dealt with by the judicial system. I think that is the real challenge," he said adding that corruption was the huge issue in the country.

Currently, he is serving as the Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. "The solution to any problem of this kind has to solve it in the Indian context within the structure of our rule of laws and Constitution and our democratic political system," he further added.

The Lokpal Bill, after a long debate, was passed by the Lok Sabha, but deferred in the Rajya Sabha.

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