Mumbai: Lokpal Bill could Create a 'Gaddafi', Says Thackeray

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS): After targeting social activist Anna Hazare, the Shiv Sena Thursday came out strongly against the proposed Jan Lokpal bill, stating it could create a 'Gaddafi' in the country.

"There is no need to create an impression among people that the Jan Lokpal bill will lead to 'Ram Rajya' in the country. There is a need to strengthen the existing anti-graft laws to end corruption in India," party president Bal Thackeray said.

Toeing his father's line in Thursday's edition of the party mouthpiece, 'Saamna', executive president Uddhav Thackeray said that though his party supported Hazare's anti-corruption movement, it was strongly opposed to the Jan Lokpal bill.

"It is being intensely debated over who and which offices will come under the jurisdiction of the Lokpal. But nobody is discussing who will have jurisdiction over the Lokpal. Lokpal could deal a serious blow to democracy," Uddhav asserted.

"It should not create a situation whereby we leap from the valley into the well. Until all our doubts in this regard are clarified, we shall oppose the bill," Uddhav declared.

Reiterating the party's stance that parliament was "supreme" and that status should not be compromised in any manner, Uddhav said: "No institution can be above the Constitution."


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  • Pervez Sigan, mumbai

    Fri, Dec 16 2011

    Shiv senapati should know that the Gaddafi that the lokpal bill may create would be a reformed and an honest Gaddafi who will severely punish each and every corrupt personel who comes in it's ambit,moreover he will take serious steps against the police if they fail to control hooliganism and looting which are so common nowadays during bundhs and strikes .

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  • Ganesh, Mangaladevi, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 15 2011

    Point to be noted.

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