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Raising their pitch on the Lokpal Bill issue, the Anna Hazare team alleged that the government version of the ombudsman was not aimed at fighting corruption but for targeting those who complain against the menace.The Hazare team felt that the exclusion of a large chunk of the bureaucracy from the ambit of Lokpal and the provision to hear officials accused of corruption before filing of case and charge sheet were not proper. Please comment

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Asked by venkatesaldevarajan, 23 Jun '11 04:38 pm
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You are right. The govt do not wish to be in the ambit of and controlled by any Ombudsman's orders because they know they are not '' chaste''.
In rediff if you report an 'abuse' , the moderators look into the account of the reporter and penalize him with many points for any petty mistake.
The same will the govt do. The complainant will be taken to task rather than punishing the miscreant.
This drama will claim the life of truth seekers and the liars will flourish; don't you have a premonition like this?
Answered by Om Shrivastava, 23 Jun '11 04:44 pm

 
  
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Anna Hazare ji has almost become an expert in seeing through such games, as we saw from his activities in Maharashtra and even from Delhi last time around
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 23 Jun '11 06:31 pm

 
  
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Anna Hazare team is right in its observation.If the large chunk of the bureaucracy is excluded from the ambit of the Bill then whom it will cover? It is better not to have such a teethless Bill which can bite only the poor and the middle class.The creation of ombudsman also may not serve the purpose because the complainant may be harassed as is done in the present Police system!! where nobody is willing to come forward to lodge a complaint.Provision to hear officials accused of corruption may itself may lead to different type of corruption.
Answered by Ramakrishnegowda, 23 Jun '11 04:56 pm

 
  
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Yes, it's very true, because the government itself is not keen on the Bill...!
Answered by Dil Se, 23 Jun '11 04:51 pm

 
  
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Absolutely true...we have every reason to believe what Annaji has said. The government is turning its back on its promise. Govt had never been serious; only going through the motions. Former Union law minister and civil activist Shanti Bhushan has urged the government to hold an open debate on the Lokpal Bill so that the people of India get to know the stance taken by the various members of the drafting committee. If Kapil Sibal and Govt are at all serious about the drafting of lokpal bill, then why he is reluctant for live telecast of discussion as has been demanded by Anna team? The mid-night crackdown on Baba Ramdev and his followers has strengthen the doubts that whether the government was at all interested in containing corruption and having a strong Lokpal bill. It would be wise for the government not to gloat too much. Almost every scheme turns into a scam. At a time when cynicism is ruling people's minds, the government should give in to the demands of the civil society member ...more
Answered by sumati gayki, 23 Jun '11 04:41 pm

 
  
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Agree with Sumati gayaki
Answered by SHAKILA, 04 Jun '12 02:07 pm

 
  
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It is wrong thinking of the govt
Answered by anil garg, 02 Jul '11 11:09 pm

 
  
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