Parliament to discuss Lokpal bill Today
The setting up of a Lokpal will be discussed in Parliament Today. Anna Hazare may break his 11-day hunger strike if the House decides to accommodate the three key demands of Team Anna.
The three demands of Team Anna are including the lower bureaucracy within the Lokpal’s ambit, a central law to set up Lokpal-type Lokayuktas in states and a citizens’ charter detailing the responsibilities of government departments and the penalty for their non-fulfillment.
The discussion in the house will be held on the statement of the finance minister Pranab Mukherjee who also happens to be the Leader of the Lok Sabha. The BJP and Congress had a spat about discussion t under rule 193, which does not entail voting or rule 184 under which a debate ends with a vote.
However, unless the UPA takes a stand on the three contentious demands, Anna is unlikely to give up his fast.