High-voltage exchanges in Lokpal drafting meeting
The audio recordings of the conversations made public through RTI show high voltage exchanges between Sibal and activist Arvind Kejriwal and Lawyer Prashant Bhushan. The Minister said that "before the start of this meeting, I would like to know how and when we have cheated you, lied to you, conspired against you and how and when we have been arrogant and in what manner have we gone back on any promise that we made to you before any substantive discussion is taken forward." In response, Kejirwal said there have been "utterances" from both sides. "No, you have said we have lied. Please tell us when any of us lied? When any one of us cheated?," Sibal said.
"Would request if we can come to discussion on the bill rather than…,"Kejriwal said. "No Sir, you have to. You have said publicly outside. You must place on record in these proceedings because these are being auio-taped as to when and how we lied, when and how we cheated, when and how we conspired and when we have gone back on promise and on what?," Sibal said.