Anna Hazare

Anna Hazare wins it for the people History was made in Parliament on Saturday when the two Houses bowed to Anna Hazare’s campaign, powered by a groundswell of popular support, for a strong and independent Lokpal. The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha unanimously resolved that the Standing Committee would consider Anna’s three demands – including the lower … More Anna Hazare

Pranab Mukherjee

As always, it was left to finance minister Pranab Mukherjee to perform an almost impossible parliamentary feat: insert a sense of political statesmanship in the Lokpal debate that restored the primacy of the government and House, while conceding the demands of Anna Hazare and the popular movement against corruption being waged here for the past 12 days. Standing up to declare … More Pranab Mukherjee

What is Lokpal Bill

  The first Lokpal Bill was passed in the 4th Lok Sabha in 1969 but could not get through in Rajya Sabha, subsequently, Lokpal bills were introduced in 1971, 1977, 1985, 1989, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2005 and in 2008, yet they were never passed. Th Lokpal Bill was visualised as the watchdog institution or ministerial probity. … More What is Lokpal Bill