• Government today said the Lokpal Bill will be brought before the Rajya Sabha for consideration and passage during the Budget session of Parliament.   
  • Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy told reporters in New Delhi that after going through the amendments, the government will take a final call on the amendments and get back to the Opposition parties. 

  • Referring to the amendments moved by key UPA partner Trinamool Congress on the Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Narayanasamy said its reservations are regarding the appointment of Lokayuktas in the states and they have no grievances against Lokpal.       
  • But at the same time the minister said Trinamool was part of the Cabinet decision to clear the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill introduced in Lok Sabha a few days ago.  

  • This Bill could not be passed in the extended session of Rajya Sabha last night as unruly scenes were witnessed when the Minister of State for Personnel was winding up the debate.

  • The legislation has already been passed by the Lok Sabha