Thursday, September 1, 2011

dalit leader to submit his own version of lokpal bill

1 Sept 2011


NEW DELHI: The Delhi-based Dalit leader Udit Raj will be heading a delegation to Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi's residence here Friday evening to present the "Bahujan Lokpal Bill" to the parliamentary standing committee he heads.

After not succeeding to persuade the government to include his Bill in the discussions on various drafts held in Parliament last Saturday, he wants to show to the standing committee that all three drafts of the government, Team Anna and the National Campaign for People's Right to Information are "incomplete" not taking care of the holistic aspects of corruption.

In a statement on Thursday, he said: "The biggest issue of corruption is the 3000-years old caste system within the Indian societies while three drafts of the Bill do not address the issues of SC/ST/OBC and Minorities."

The Bill prepared by him on behalf of the Dalit Bahujan communities not only seeks to cover monetary corruption, but also "socio-political corruption, education/economic corruption, religions-based corruption and communal-based corruption."


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