Friday, August 12, 2011

Government has to take care of other ppl in civil society: Salman Khurshid

New Delhi, Aug 10 : Government has to look into the interests of other people of the civil society also, Union Minister of Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid said, not appearing optimistic about any outcome of the meeting to be held today between the Parliamentary Standing Committee looking into the Lokpal Bill and Team Anna.

"People have the right to talk to the comittee, so they will.

But they are a few people only. Civil society is big. Government has to take care of other people also in the civil society," Mr Khurshid told reporters on the sidelines of an event held here.

Gandhian Anna Hazare and his associates including Arvind Kejriwal, Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan, will meet a Parliamentary panel headed by Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi today to put forth their views on the Lokpal Bill.

When the bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on August 4, Opposition BJP had raised objection over non-inclusion of the office of the Prime Minister under the purview of the Lokpal.

It was then referred to the Standing Commitee by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari giving it three months time to give its report.

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