Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal, who was strongly opposed to activist Anna Hazare's agitation for a Lokpal initially, praised the latter on Wednesday. He said the government always wanted to listen to the concerns of the civil society and thanked it for raising them.
The AAP even suspects an understanding between Hazare & other parties
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which expressed its disatisfaction with the Lokpal, alleged that political parties reached an understanding between them to fight the AAP and supported the Lokpal to take the credit. Party leader Prashant Bhushan even suspected back-channel talks between Hazare and other parties.
Another AAP leader Kumar Viswas, whom the party has decided to field against Rahul Gandhi in the next Lok Sabha polls from Amethi, termed the bill as a political conspiracy. "The credit for the useless Lokpal goes to Rahul Gandhi," he said.
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, meanwhile, congratulated his party for fighting for the Lokpal Bill under the leadership of the two opposition leaders in the Parliament, Sushma swaraj and Arun Jaitley.