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Lokpal Bill in Budget Session: Sonia Gandhi

Posted on Jan 28, 06:51PM | IBNS

Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi on Monday reportedly wrote to veteran social activist Anna Hazare and assured him that anti-corruption Lokpal Bill will passed in the upcoming Budget Session of the Parliament.

Anna has been constantly pressurizing the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to pass a strong Lokpal Bill.

The Lokpal Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha during the Winter Session of the Parliament in 2011.

It got stuck in the Rajya Sabha and was later referred to the Upper House Select Committee during the Budget Session in 2012.

The Rajya Sabha's Select Committee report on the Lokpal Bill was tabled in the Upper House during the Winter Session of the Parliament in November 2012.