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Hazare’s version unacceptable: Sibal


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MUMBAI: Union Minister and a key member of the Lokpal bill drafting committee Kapil Sibal said that Team Hazare’s version of the legislation was unacceptable, as some of its provisions were against the basic tenets of the Constitution.

Addressing Congress workers, Sibal described “Team Anna” as “an unelected group with accountability to no one.”

He also said, jokingly, that Centre should have taken “inputs” from Vilasrao Deshmukh, who had the experience of dealing with “Hazare and his fasts” in Maharashtra.

“Lokpal (as per team Anna draft) would not be accountable to Parliament or the courts because these institutions would be brought under it. This is not acceptable,” he said.

The minister said that more than through the Lokpal, corruption can end if existing systems are rectified.

Citing instances of how parents can go to any extent when trying to enrol child in the best school, he said such malpractices would stop only when suitable infrastructure is created and better schools are set up. (PTI)


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