Loksabha passed Lokpal bill today. However, the ruling UPA denied to incorporate any suggestions from Anna Hazare and his civil society. Sushma Swaraj. leader of opposition in Loksabha, Yashwant Sinha, senior BJP leader and ex finance minister, Basudev Acharya, Lalu Prasad Yadav and several other leaders took part in the arguement along with congress leaders Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Shashi Tharoor and Kapil Sibbal.
Opposition parties moved several amendments but all failed. Government was seen very adamant in the floor. They had managed required number to pass their bill and to fail opposition led amendments. However, government itself brought three amendments to please its supporting parties.
Rahul Gandhi, general secretary of Congress party wanted Lokpal as a constitutional body. BJP, CPI(M) and few other allies in NDA opposed constitutional amendment and it was failed. Pranab Mukherjee, leader of the house and finance minister of India blamed BJP for the failure of constitutional amendment. BJP, in reply, demanded resignation of the UPA government.
In between, Anna Hazare started his Anshan at MMRDA ground in Mumbai despite his illness.
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