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