Cabinet clears Lokpal bill

New Delhi : The union cabinet Tuesday approved the much-awaited Lokpal bill after a two-hour special meeting, official sources said.

The cabinet met in the parliament house complex under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

A meeting of the Lok Sabha’s Business Advisory Committee (BAC) will decide on Wednesday the date when the bill is to be introduced in parliament.

Meanwhile, civil society leader Anna Hazare rejected the bill calling it weak and alleging that the government’s intentions were suspect.

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