New Delhi: Anna Hazare and his associates will meet a Parliamentary panel Wednesday to put forth their views on the Lokpal Bill.
Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal, Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan will meet the members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law and Justice today evening to express their viewpoint on the issue.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari had referred the Bill to the Standing Committee headed by Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi and gave it three months time to give its report.
The bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on August 4 amid BJP’s objection over non-inclusion of the office of the Prime Minister under the purview of the anti-corruption watchdog.
A section in the government had earlier hoped that the Standing Committee examines the bill this month so that it could be taken up in the current session itself. No other bill in the recent past has evoked so much controversy as the Lokpal Bill.
The government for the first time constituted a Joint Drafting Committee consisting of five representatives each from the government’s side and the civil society represented by Hazare.