Saturday, April 9th, 2011
The Central Secretariat of Popular Front of India hailed the victory of people’s struggle seeking stringent anti-corruption legislation. Popular Front welcomes the reported settlement reached between the leaders of the agitation Shri. Anna Hazare and the representatives of the Central Government for constituting a joint drafting committee for Lokpal Bill.
The ground support for the anti-corruption movement has been on the increase day by day from across the country as well as abroad. This is the factor that has compelled all the opposing political parties to support and the government to concede the demands.
The agreement is that the committee will have five Cabinet Ministers and five members from the civil society with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as chairman. One of the five members from civil society will be the co-chairman. It was also decided that the committee would prepare a draft law in time which would be presented in the monsoon session of Parliament.
The meeting noted that the present agreement on the drafting of anti-corruption bill in not a final solution to the issue and called upon the people to continue the struggles against the mainstream politics built on the foundation of corruption. Chairman E. M. Abdul Rahiman presided. K, M. Shareef, Muhammad Ali Jinna, Yasir Hasan, O. M. A. Salam attended.
K. M. Shareef
Popular Front of India