New Delhi: Anna Hazare and other civil society activists on Wednesday said that they met a legislative panel on the lokpal bill in Wednesday evening, although expected little from it as the government was not serious about tackling corruption.
Hazare, along with Kejriwal and senior lawyers Prashant Bhushan and Shanti Bhushan, meets members of the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice, personnel and public complaints.
Arvind Kejriwal, a key member of Team Anna, told to the reporters “Today’s (parliamentary) standing committee meeting is more of a formality because the bill presented by the government is not worth being discussed and it will only waste the time of parliament.”
Hazare, who has arrived in Delhi for the meeting, said that “the government’s lokpal bill is only eyewash; they have no intention to fight corruption.”
The lokpal bill, which was introduced in the lok sabha August 4, was sent to the parliamentary committee on law and justice, personnel and public grievances, headed by Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi. Although this draft bill did not comprises several key suggestions made by Team Anna.