Lokpal bill likely to be tabled in current session

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New Delhi, Mar 26: Union Law Minister Salman Khursid on Monday, Mar 26 said that Lokpal bill is likely to be tabled in the ongoing budget session of parliament.

Salman Khursid reaction came after the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party suggestion of bringing the Lokpal bill with amendments in the second part of the current session.

The Rajya Sabha opposition leader Arun Jaitely said that govt should bring the Lokpal bill in the house with the changes needed in the bill in second half of the session. The first half of the budget session ends on Mar 30. The session will meet after the break Apr 24 and will go on till May 22.

The Lokpal bill, which could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha during the winter session of the parliament last year due to the minority issue, was passed in Lok Sabha.

The Rajya Sabha had witnessed a mid-night drama on last day of winter session after the expiry of the extended time period of the winter session that there was no time left for voting and passage of the Lokpal bill.

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