Wednesday, 28 December 2011

President approves tabling of Lokpal bill in RS Delhi: President Pratibha Patil today gave her approval for tabling of the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha.Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said the President gave her approval from Hyderabad where she is on a ten-day visit. The President's approval was required for the measure since the Lok Sabha made some amendments to The Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2011 before its passage. 

A day after getting the Lokpal Bill passed by the Lok Sabha, the government Wednesday expressed confidence about bringing the anti-graft legislation before the Rajya Sabha later in the day Wednesday after President Pratibha Patil gives her nod to the amended version of the bill.

'Hopefully, the Lokpal and the Lokayukta Bill, 2011 will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha this (Wednesday) afternoon,' Pawan Kumar Bansal, parliamentary affairs minister told reporters outside Parliament House.

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