(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
June 12, 2011
On Proposed Lokpal Bill
Prakash Karat, general secretary of the CPI(M), wrote to Pranab Mukherjee, finance minister, government of India, on June 6, 2011, on the setting up of a Lokpal to curb corruption at high places. We are reproducing here the text of the letter.
THIS is with reference to your letter regarding the setting up of a Lokpal to curb corruption at high places.
Our party has definite views on the nature and scope of the Lokpal authority to be set up. The issues that need to be considered are not necessarily confined to the six questions which you have posed to be answered in yes or no terms.
Therefore, we suggest that the government prepare a draft of the Lokpal legislation on which we will be able to give our views. You can seek our views before it is presented to parliament. If that is not possible, then we shall certainly express our views on the draft through the parliamentary procedures.