But no constitutional amendment.
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday night passed a historic Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill 2011 but defeated a parallel Constitution (116th Amendment) Bill which would have given the Lokpal a constitutional status.
Uttar Pradesh minister Awadhpal Singh Yadav, an accused in a triple murder case in Etah, said that he won’t resign from government even after an FIR was lodged against him on Sunday. Etah’s chief judicial magistrate on Friday had ordered an FIR against him and his relatives. Besides the murder rap, the UP Lokayukta is conducting an inquiry into corruption charges against Awadhpal.
– Originally posted August 7, 2011Read More