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Cabinet meeting postponed as draft still being worked out.

Anna HazareNew Delhi: The Union cabinet meeting to consent the controversial lokpal bill has been postponed and it will meet later in the day as the draft of the bill is still being worked out, the reports said on Tuesday.

Anna Hazare depicted the government draft as ‘worthless and good for nothing’. If it gets the cabinet nod the bill will be passed in Parliament on December 21.

An extension might be necessary as the draft bill has more than 60 amendments and more could come from opposition members when the legislation is debated in Parliament, the sources said.

The high number of amendments, the government is expected to bring a fresh bill in the Lok Sabha for clearness after withdrawing the one already introduced.

The cabinet meeting could not be supposed on Monday after Home Minister P Chidambaram found blunder with the drafting of the bill.

For now, in Pune Hazare termed the planned bill as ‘worthless and good for nothing’ and cancelled his plan to visit Delhi on Monday.

“We will fill up jails in New Year,” said Hazare repeated that he would commence a new movement, ‘Jail Bharo Andolan’, from Jan 1 in front of the houses of Member of Parliament (MPs) if they attempt to weaken the Lokpal bill.


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