Cong, BJP should pass Janlokpal Bill without any change: AAP

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No changes accepted in Lokpal: AAP
Ralegan Siddhi, Dec 12: Fresh from its victory, the AAP today warned the Congress and the BJP that the Janlokpal Bill commended by Anna Hazare should be passed in toto without any change.

After meeting Hazare, who is on an indefinite fast since Tuesday pressing for passage of Janlokpal Bill by Parliament, the AAP leaders said the Lokpal Bill which is now before the Rajya Sabha is not the one which was envisioned by the anti-graft activist.

"Both the parties, the Congress and the BJP, should keep in mind that if they make changes in the Janlokpal Bill that Anna Hazare has envisioned and try to mislead people, then they will have to suffer a loss of 10 Lok Sabha seats for every change," Aam Admi Party leader Kumar Vishwas told reporters after the meeting.

"We will not accept a change in even a single line in the draft of Janlokpal Bill, which was discussed and decided during the agitations at Ramlila ground and at Jantar Mantar," he added.

Vishwas, along with two senior party leaders Gopal Rai and Sanjay Singh, met Hazare and extended their support. He said that senior party leader Gopal Rai would stay back till Hazare ends his fast. He said that neither his party nor Hazare would accept any changes.

"Anna has taken up this fight through indefinite fasting and we have taken it up politically." When asked whether Hazare was satisfied with the Bill, which is before Rajya Sabha, Vishwas said "we have informed him that it was the same Lokpal Bill which Anna had called 'Jokepal'".

He said that Hazare told him that the Standing Committee had received some proposals. "We have to wait and see how these proposals would be incorporated, we are also keeping an eye on it."


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