Cong tries to scuttle the Lokpal bill-JD-U

Patna: JD(U) on Friday alleged that Congress was trying to scuttle the ongoing efforts for drafting Jan Lokpal bill by creating controversies over the conduct of some panelists of civil society.

"Congress is making deliberate attempts to scuttle the ongoing efforts for Jan Lokpal bill by creating controversies over former union minister Shanti Bhushan, his lawyer son Prashant Bhushan and Santosh Hegde," JD(U) spokesman Shivanand Tiwari told reporters here.

Stating that the Congress` plea that the prime minister and central ministers be kept out of the purview of Lokpal as it would demoralise them, he said "prime minister cannot escape the responsibility for whatever his ministers do."

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