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Passing Lokpal bill depends on government's intention: Bhartiya Janata Party

Monday, 16 December 2013 - 7:53pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: IANS

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said passage of the Lokpal bill depended only on the government's intentions.

"The question is whether the government has the intention to pass the Lokpal bill," BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said.

"The Samajwadi Party (SP) has been supporting them (Congress) since last nine-and-a-half years, helping them whenever they needed. Can't the government make them agree on Lokpal," Javadekar said.

The SP disrupted the Rajya Sabha over price rise issue on Friday, not allowing the debate on the Lokpal bill to be taken up.

SP leader Ramgopal Yadav even said on Monday his party would continue to oppose the bill, and there is no agreement with the government to allow the house to function.

They were also missing from an all-party meeting called by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Hamid Ansari to discuss the bill.

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