Proposed Amendments In Lokpal By Different Political Parties

Posted on December 27, 2011 in Politics at Play

By Saahil Menghani:

As the debate for and against Lokpal rages high, let’s have a quick look at which political party proposes what amendments in the Jan Lokpal Bill being tabled in the Parliament:

BJP’s proposed amendments

  • Provision for setting up state Lokayuktas is against federal structure
  • Quota for minorities in Lokpal unconstitutional

Left’s proposed amendments

  • Lokpal should have separate investigation wing
  • Selection panel for Lokpal should be more broadbased
  • Left also wants corporates to be included under lokpal

OTHERS

  • Most parties like RJD, JD(U), LJP oppose Section 24 which allows Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha chairman to act against an MP on the basis of Lokpal report even before trial is over
  • Lalu Yadav, Mulayam against inclusion of PM and wide policing powers of Lokpal

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