New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to corner the government on the much talked about Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha. Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley has moved a notice seeking suspension of the question hour in the house and begin the discussion on Lokpal from where it had ended on December 29th last year in the Upper House. 

The government had failed to get the Lokpal Bill passed in the Rajya Sabha on December 29 2011, the last day of the special 3-day session of the Parliament, due to serious reservations expressed by most of the opposition parties and some of the UPA constituents.

"The reason government gave then is that it wants more time to go through those amendments moved by the members. By now, it has had enough time to study them," Jaitley said on Monday. He further added that the discussion on bill will be the first business of the Upper House in the Budget session.

Now, when the Budget session is all set to begin from March 14, the Opposition is in no mood to step back on the issue with Jaitley asserting that the opposition wants an adequate reply from the government on this issue in the Parliament.

However, according to the sources, the Centre is not in favour of discussing the issue. Rather its main focus will be on getting approval of the Parliament on Vote on Account, General Budget and Rail Budget by March 30.

The General Budget for 2012-2013 will be tabled in Lok Sabha on March 16. During the session, the Finance Bill 2012 is listed for introduction, consideration and passing.

The Railways Budget for 2012-2013 will be introduced in the Lok Sabha on March 14 which will be followed by the Economic Survey on March 15.

(JPN/ Bureau)