Addressing media persons here Gandhi said that the nation had a strong Lokpal Bill on which they had a consensus. He urged other political parties to join forces in passing the bill. "We are 99 per cent there. If we get support of political parties, we can pass this Bill," he said.
He also cleared that Congress batting for the Lokpal Bill had nothing to do with the AAP. "Our push for the Lokpal Bill had nothing to do with the AAP," he said.
Rahul: Need the support of other parties to pass the Bill
He also said that the Lokpal Bill was a matter of national importance and said 'we need other parties to deliver this.' "I am not saying that the Lokpal Bill is a solution for all but it is a big step," he said. He said that this was a strong Bill and will solve the problem of corruption in the country.
Along with Rahul Gandhi, Law Minister Kapil Sibal and Finance Minister P Chidambaram were seen attending the press conference and said that they were hopeful that the Lokpal Bill will be passed in the Rajya Sabha.
"Government has made only two or three changes in the Lokpal Bill and it will take care of interests of all agencies," Chidambaram said.