No possibility of debate on Jan Lokpal bill on Friday: Bansal
Anna Hazare’s fast may last long as the debate on three controversial points of Jan Lokpal Bill might not be happened on Friday.
Parliamentary Affairs minister Pawan Bansal said that he was afraid that the debate might not be happened as it is not listed in the business list of Parliament yet.
Addressing media persons after meeting Pranab Mukherjee, Bansal said that the chances of debate on Jan Lokpal Bill are very grim as no one has given notice in this regard yet.
Counting the technicalities of debate in the House, Bansal said, “No member of the House has given notice in this regard yet and it also not in the business list. There are some formalities to hold a debate in the house and should be met.”
“Let us decide how we go in this regard. Any member of the house can serve the notice to discuss the bill. And we will decide soon whether Congress MPs will move the notice or not.”
“I think that the chances of debate are very thin but anything can be happened,” Bansal said after discussing the modalities of debate in the Parliament.
When he was asked that, why government was delaying debate despite of deteriorating condition of Anna, he said that parliamentary procedures should not be overlooked as there are several business already listed for taken up.
“The Prime Minister has already made emotional appeal to Anna to give up fast. Even entire House and Opposition has made an appeal to end the fast. We are also concerned about his health,” Bansal said.
Modalities of the resolution and debate are being worked out that how it goes in the parliament, Bansal said.
However, some media reports are claiming that debate is likely to be held on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Law Minister Salman Khurshid has been meeting Pranab Mukherjee before the start of Parliament.
According to the sources, after the Team Anna’s meeting with BJP, the government has taken its step back and buying time to discuss the issue.
Sources said that debate is being delayed as BJP has given support to three controversial points of Jan Lokpal Bill. Government fears that they may be bailed out by the Opposition on these issues in the parliament.
It seems that Team Anna and government talks have been broken again.