• Amid much pressure from activist Anna Hazare the government tabled the lokpal bill in parliament this winter session. However the bill was passed only in the lok sabha where the government has a majority.The rajya sabha was adjourned without a vote on the bill.
  • What are the demands of the opposition parties?
  • BJP wants amendments like inclusion of CBI and against reservetion for minorities. CPI(M) wants the inclusion of corporate crime in the jurisdiction of Lokpal particularly those which cause a loss to the exchequer.
  • What are the demands of anna team?
  •  Anna team demands four changes.The demands are
1.Lokpal and Lokayuktas should have power to suo motu initiate their own investigations
2.The obmudsman should be able to carry out independent probe
3.Selection of Lokpal should be through consensus of selection panel and
4.Bringing lower bureaucracy under direct control of Lokpal.