Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:15:00 GMT | By IANS

Committed to Lokpal, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president writes to Anna Hazare saying “we respect your role”, Anna had welcomed rahul Gandhi’s commitment to passing the bill


Committed to Lokpal, says Rahul Gandhi (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has assured social activist Anna Hazare that he is committed to provide a strong Lokpal to the nation.

"We are committed to provide a strong Lokpal system to the country," Rahul Gandhi said in a letter to Anna Hazare that was released to the media on Tuesday.

"We respect your (Anna Hazare's) role and are grateful for your support," said Gandhi while replying to Anna's letter that was issued on Sunday.

Anna Hazare said in his letter that he welcomed Rahul Gandhi's comment on the Lokpal bill.

He also requested Gandhi that the recommendation of the select committee of the Rajya Sabha should be included in the Lokpal bill.

"I welcome your commitment. I request you to include the recommendation of the select committee in the bill and include any other points to make the Lokpal bill strong," Anna Hazare said.

The bill is to be taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

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