Patna: The Bihar government on Friday decided to table the Lokayukta Bill which will bring the chief minister and the council of ministers under its ambit in the winter session of the state Assembly starting from Saturday.

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, Principal Secretary (Cabinet Coordination and Secretariat), Ravikant told reporters.

Talking to PTI, Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi, who headed a three-member ministerial team to finetune the draft of the proposed legislation approved by state cabinet, said it will be the most "effective and strong" Lokayukta.

Modi said the chief minister and other cabinet colleagues would come under the ambit of the Lokayukta. The draft of the bill had come under flak from Team Anna.

"We have a thorough and transparent system of selection of those who will set up and appoint the members of the Lokayukta," Modi said.

"It will prove to be a model for other states to adopt this kind of legislation which is very transparent and would redeem the legislative competence of a government," the Deputy Chief Minister added.

(Agencies)