Will the amended Lokpal Bill serve any purpose at all?


Shantanu Datta | February 1, 2013

While Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal rejected the amended Lokpal Bill, cleared by the union cabinet on Thursday, Kiran Bedi, a key member of Team Anna, has backed it. Since most concerns have been addressed in the new draft it is time to give up the opposition, Bedi said on Thursday. But the same day, Hazare rejected the amended bill, calling it a "farce" and announced that he will launch another agitation if the government went ahead with the enactment of a "weak" legislation.

But since the CBI has not been made independent of the government’s control in the amended, “watered-down” bill, which was among the biggest demands of the erstwhile India Against Corruption team, will the bill serve any purpose to rid the country of corruption?




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