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Parliament Must Pass A Strong Lokpal Bill, Says TDP Chief

Vijayawada, Aug 25: The ongoing monsoon session of Parliament should pass an effective Lokpal Bill to check corruption in the country, the Telugu Desam Party said today.  The ongoing session of Parliament must pass a
PTI August 25, 2011 19:37 IST
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Vijayawada, Aug 25: The ongoing monsoon session of Parliament should pass an effective Lokpal Bill to check corruption in the country, the Telugu Desam Party said today. 

The ongoing session of Parliament must pass a Bill to create a strong and effective Lokpal in order to check corruption, TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu said here. 

If the current session has no time to discuss the key issue, a special sitting can be convened to thrash out the matter on which Gandhian Anna Hazare is on a fast since the last ten days, the former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister said.

He was interacting with students of Siddhardha Engineering College to create awareness among them about the anti-graft stir and also to motivate them to fight corruption. 

On the occasion, Naidu replied to questions posed by the students and expressed his views on Lokpal Bill and its importance in eradicating corruption. 

The Leader of Opposition in AP Assembly, however, maintained that setting up of Lokpal and Lokayuktas (in states) alone will not eradicate graft. 

Naidu also agreed to support a political system to “recall” elected representatives if the people feel he or she has not acted as per their wishes and turned corrupt. 

The court supervision of probe into graft-related cases reflects failure of the Government, he stated.  The Centre should bring back black money stashed away in foreign banks by Indians and utilise it to fund development programmes, the TDP leader said.

Naidu voiced his support to Hazare, who is demanding introduction of a strong Lokpal Bill in Parliament. PTI