Lokpal law as it stands is workable legislation: SC

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New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Thursday that the Lokpal law as it stands today is “workable” and there is no “justification” to hold it back till the proposed amendments are effected.

A bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Navin Sinha also dismissed another plea seeking privacy of the Chief Justice of India in the selection of the Lokpal.

The top court’s verdict on Thursday put the ball in the government’s court which was holding back the enforcement of the law on grounds that there were several amendments to be made in its existing form.

One of the hurdles being that the existing Lokpal says that the selection panel should have Leader of Opposition as one of its members.

There is no recognised Leader of Opposition in the present Lok Sabha.

Though the Congress is the single largest opposition party but it does not enjoy the status of recognised opposition party nor its leader has the status of Leader of Opposition.

–IANS

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