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PM says Govt is committed to an effective Lokpal

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Friday that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is committed to an effective Lokpal to check corruption.

"Our government stands committed to an effective Lokpal legislation," Manmohan Singh said at an all-party meeting on the Lokpal bill at the Prime Minister's residence.

PTI

"We look forward to benefitting from the wisdom and guidance of all leaders present here in the task that we have set for ourselves," he said.

The Lokpal bill could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha during the winter session last year due to opposition moving a number of amendments and the government insisting that it needed time to study them.

The bill could not be put to vote even after hours of debate on the last day of the winter session.

The opposition had charged the government with shying away from a vote.

IANS