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"We are for jurisdiction of the Lokpal on the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister's Office, because excluding him on any ground would mean exclusion of at least one-third of the entire government," CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan told Is this a sound support for including P.M ?

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Asked by venkatesaldevarajan, 21 Jun '11 07:16 am
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I see two reasons for resistence of Congress for allowing PM office under Lokpal..

1. Italian programme for her son as PM where she wants him to be safe.
2. If PM and its office is under Lokpal.. then they will not be able to manipulate towards vested interest.

I agree with the statement of Mr. Bardhan.. and it is a good sign that opposition is supporting PM office under Lok Pal.
Answered by Sharmila Bose, 21 Jun '11 08:08 am

 
  
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Without any reference to any particular political party and their ideology, and Prime minister from that party, I like to say, that the position of Prime Minister is not an average one compared to any other citizen or an official position. Prime Minister needs some sort of immunity or discretion to face any exigent situation during the course of discharge of his responsibilities.

There are enough scope of the Prime Minister's role being scrutinized later on. Application of Lokpal provision to PM or PMO does not help much. The normal legal or other routes are always there if any person or group of persons or a Political party are aggrieved about some action. Even, if Lokpal provisions are made applicable to PM or PMO, there is hardly any possibility of the grievances being redressed overnight.

On the other side, A Prime Minister's position is unique in India. There may be some interested or evil forces, who may like to destabilize the country by destabilizing the PM by raisi ...more
Answered by soumyen sarkar, 21 Jun '11 08:50 am

 
  
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Left to launch agitation demanding effective Lokpal !!
Answered by Mrinalendra Banerjee, 21 Jun '11 08:11 am

 
  
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He does have a point there. Suppose PM takes many portfolios under him, then will all those ministries become immune to Lokpal scrutiny? My view is that Lokpal should have equal jurisdiction on all. PM, his office, CJI, President, Governors etc and down the hierarchy to the last man/woman.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 21 Jun '11 07:41 am

 
  
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May be yes, but do they have sufficient people from other parties ontheir side to have this enforced. they can say this because they have no hope ever that any cpi MP would ever become a PM. but if they car have about 100 or so MPs with them demanding the same thing, it will put pressure on the cong party. only cpi insisting onthis will have no effect.
thats what I feel
Answered by rajan, 21 Jun '11 07:25 am

 
  
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