New Delhi: The Lokpal Bill has left the political parties nudging each other to take the credit for stirring the anti-corruption campaign, but there are no takers when it comes to bestowing responsibility for curbing corruption.

All the political parties might want ‘to have the cake and eat it too' by questioning their rivals on how to fight corruption and asking for explanations but none of them have a clear take on the much debated Lokpal Bill.

While trying to play safe, the Congress sought response from other political parties on the Lokpal Bill. The BJP rebound the ball back into the Congress’ court saying it will not give its view on Lokpal unless the Congress made its stand clear on the Bill.

Escaping  Opposition attacks, Congress General Secretary and Chairman of the media section, Janardhan Dwivedi said, “The government is ours. So, whatever will be the view of the government will be the view of the Congress.”

Notably, Dwivedi received support from other party leaders like Jayanti Natrajan and Abhishek Manu Singhvi on the issue.

Meanwhile, the BJP has demanded the government to clarify its stand.

BJP General Secretary and chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “The government must give its view on the Lokpal. While Sonia is keeping tight-lipped on this issue, Manmohan Singh seems to be in deep slumber. The government itself is unclear on this. We have not even received any official intimation of any meeting. We will make our stand clear only when the government approaches us with an agenda.”

Meanwhile, the Left Front in a proposal to the government demanded a copy of the draft bill on Monday and asked the latter to constitute a powerful and effective Lokpal Bill.

After CPI (M) politburo bureau member Sitaram Yechury, CPI General Secretary AB Bardhan on Monday reiterated his demand that the government should first clear its stand on the Lokpal.

JPN/Bureau