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29 Aug, 2011

The future has arrived early | The Asian Age

The future has arrived a little ahead of schedule. On the 12th day of Anna Hazare’s fast, the Lok Sabha debated the Lokpal legislation and unanimously agreed to the three points that Mr Hazare insisted on — the law should ensure that every state has a Lokayukta, all government departments should have a citizen’s charter to address the people’s problems, any violation should be punished, and all Central and state government employees must come under the Lokpal’s jurisdiction. But the issue of the Lokpal Bill is far from resolved.

There is still a great deal of distrust between Team Anna and the United Progressive Alliance leaders and in this atmosphere constructive solutions don’t seem possible. But the fact that members of Parliament sat together to discuss details of the legislation is an achievement of the power of the people.

via The future has arrived early | The Asian Age.