New Delhi, Dec 26: A day before Anna Hazare begins his fast for a strong Lokpal bill, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Harish Rawat said Monday the legislation should be left to the wisdom of parliament.
The minister said that most of Team Anna’s suggestions have been accommodated in the bill and it has been framed keeping in mind the welfare of all sections of society.
‘All good suggestions have been accommodated keeping in mind the welfare of the country and all sections of society, and if there are some points left, Annaji and his companions should leave it to the wisdom of parliamentarians and parliament,’ he said.
‘Most of their suggestions have been more or less accommodated in the bill. From the main draft to the new bill, it has been a long journey drafting the bill,’ Rawat told reporters.
The minister also said there was no sense in creating pressure at a time when parliament was disussing the bill.
‘Parliament will start its debate from tomorrow and will discuss it in detail. All political parties want to contribute and have come with an open mind’.
‘At such a time, I don’t think there is any sense in putting any kind of pressure. He is a senior person, we respect him,’ Rawat said.
Anna Hazare will be sitting on a three-day fast in Mumbai demanding a strong Lokopal bill at the same time when parliament discusses the bill.
The winter session of Parliament has been extended December 27-29 to debate and pass the anti-graft legislation.