ISBN 9788124116524,Lokpal: Facts & Arguments

Lokpal: Facts & Arguments



Har-Anand Publications Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788124116524

ISBN-10 8124116520


Number of Pages 132 Pages
Language (English)


Lokpal: Facts & Arguments traces the developments with regard to the Lokpal legislation in the past and in the present. The debate in the Lok Sabha in August 1969 before the passing of the Lokpal Bill is discussed along with the many texts of the Lokpal bills prepared by the Anna Hazare group and the UPA governmetns as well as that of the five ministers in the Joint Drafting Committee. The work and observations of the Lokyuktas in the states is discussed. It also looks at the political assumptions that each side brings to the debate in the present, and what it means for the political culture and life of the country. About the Author Hyderabad-born Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr is the Senior Assistant Editor with the DNA (Daily News and Analysis) at the Delhi office of the newspaper. He writes comment and analyses pieces. He had earlier worked in The Indian Express in Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, New Delhi, with India Today and in New Delhi, with The Gulf Today in Sharjah and the The Straits Times in Singapore. He has also written for Today (Singapore), Gulf News (Dubai), Daily Star (Beirut), Deccan Herald (Bengaluru) and The New Indian Express (Chennai). He has published a collection of his columns for The New Indian Express called Mullah Omar and Robespierre Essays in the Politics of Ideas.