Once upon a time, when Kejriwal and his colleagues went to meet ministers to consider revisions in clauses of the Lok Pal
Bill, such meetings were accorded the status of global summits between the world's most powerful men.
This Lok Pal
(meaning Ombudsman) bill has been pending for 40 years and no government, including both Congress and the BJP-led ones, seriously tried to pass it.
Delhi in hand and the Lok Pal
Bill under its belt, P has readied its blueprint to take on established political parties in most states.
Barring his controversial decision to terminate the Rajya Sabha debate on the Lok Pal
Bill, the vice president has done well as ex-officio chairman of the Upper House.
No one knows because these people will never pass [the] Lok Pal
bill," Kejriwal had said.
A day after the Union cabinet approved the Lok Pal
Bill leaving CBI out of its purview, Hazare said the ombudsman would not be strong and effective if the premier investigation agency was not kept under it.
He has shaken India over the introduction of the Lok Pal
bill to bring all government servants - from the prime minister to lowly ones - under its purview.
The then 74-year Anna Hazare was on a hunger strike at the Ramlila maidan demanding that government set up Jan Lok Pal
as an omniscient national ombudsman to weed out corruption.
I am going on a fast from tomorrow and will not break it till Jan Lok Pal
Bill is passed.
The government has to walk a tightrope in the face of a belligerent Opposition and a heavy legislative agenda, which includes key bills such as Food Security, Land Acquisition, Lok Pal
, FDI in Insurance and Pension, among others.
They flagged the sacrifices of upright activists in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Jharkhand but treated the saffron party with kid-gloves, Kiran Bedi singling it out for praise for its support for placing the CBI under the proposed Lok Pal
Mumbai Criticising India's parliament for the manner in which it dealt with the Lok Pal
bill during its winter session, Anna Hazare yesterday reiterated his pledge to continue his fight for a "Jan Lok Pal
bill" until its enactment.