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Call to bring PM under abmit of Lokpal Bill

By The Assam Tribune
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MANGALORE, April 10 � Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde, who is member of the newly-appointed joint committee on Lokpal Bill, has said that the Prime Minister should come under the purview of the anti-corruption measure, allowing the Ombudsman to investigate him if needed.

�The Prime Minister should be included in the Lokpal Bill and subjected to, if need be, to an investigation by the Lokpal,� Hegde, a former Supreme Court judge known for his vigorous campaign against corruption, said.

�I don�t find any reason why the Prime Minister should not be included. Therefore, that issue is no more a contentious issue,� he said yesterday.

Hegde, whose name was proposed by Gandhian Anna Hazare and his supporters to the government for the ten-member committee on Lokpal Bill, was part of the panel which had earlier given a draft of their version of the Bill. � PTI

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Call to bring PM under abmit of Lokpal Bill

MANGALORE, April 10 � Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde, who is member of the newly-appointed joint committee on Lokpal Bill, has said that the Prime Minister should come under the purview of the anti-corruption measure, allowing the Ombudsman to investigate him if needed.

�The Prime Minister should be included in the Lokpal Bill and subjected to, if need be, to an investigation by the Lokpal,� Hegde, a former Supreme Court judge known for his vigorous campaign against corruption, said.

�I don�t find any reason why the Prime Minister should not be included. Therefore, that issue is no more a contentious issue,� he said yesterday.

Hegde, whose name was proposed by Gandhian Anna Hazare and his supporters to the government for the ten-member committee on Lokpal Bill, was part of the panel which had earlier given a draft of their version of the Bill. � PTI

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