Opposing the bill in the Upper House, Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav said it will take the country towards a state of indecision as all would be afraid of the Lokpal. (Agencies)
"This bill is not in public interest. In this bill, any person can put in a complaint and we will have to go to police officers investigating the matter to give our statement. The lawmakers in that case will hesitate to take any decisions," Yadav said.
"This bill will lead to no work. Officers will hesitate in taking up work...Do you want to take the nation towards a state of indecision?" he said.
The Samajwadi Party leader also demanded a full discussion on the Lokpal Bill.
“We will not be a part of this discussion, we are walking out," he added.
Debate on the anti-graft legislation was taken up by the Upper House after SP members walked out. The SP is now the only party, which is opposing the Lokpal Bill, as all other parties are on board.
The breakthrough came after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in an effort to make the party agree for the passage of the Lokpal Bill.
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Congress President Sonia Gandhi were also present in the meeting,
Opposing the bill in the Upper House, Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav said it will take the country towards a state of indecision as all would be afraid of the Lokpal.