Lokpal Bill passed by Parliament

Indian Parliament has passed the Lokpal law by which an anti-corruption watchdog would be established that will have in its purview even the office of the Prime Minister.



The Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2013, was passed by voice vote in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The bill was already passed by the Lok Sabha in December 2011 but it came to the house again as it underwent amendments before being approved by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.



Anna Hazare on Wednesday broke his nine-day fast shortly after Lok Sabha passed the Lokpal Bill. The 76-year-old Hazare had been crusading for anti-corruption bill for long and had forced passage of the bill in the Lok Sabha in 2011.



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