Lokpal bill is pathbreaking legislation: Sonia

New Delhi : Describing the Lokpal bill as a pathbreaking legislation, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday urged Anna Hazare to accept it.

Addressing the Congress Parliamentary Party, Gandhi said no other party had done as much as the Congress to fight corruption.

Describing as a canard speculation that there were differences between the government and the party, she said there could be different perceptions on some important issues but in the final count both were on the same platform.

Referring to the Burari session of the Congress last December, Gandhi said the party had decided on the steps to fight corruption and delivered on those promises.

The government, she said, had brought the whistleblowers bill, put in place the grievances redressal mechanism, the Lokpal bill, and the citizens charter. Referring to the food security bill, she said addressing concerns of the common man was central to the agenda of the United Progressive Alliance.

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