He said the Swaraj Abhiyan favoured the 2014 Delhi Janlokpal Bill, which was more 'foolproof' in nature, gave independence in appointment and removal of the Lokpal and even had details about the financing of his office. The new Bill does not speak of this, he observed.
"In the amended provisions, an eminent citizen is to be nominated as 5th member by the Chief Justice of the High Court, CM, Leader of Opposition and Speaker. Thus 3 members out of 4 of selection committee will be from political class.
"Selection process is ambiguous and there is no provision for search committee. Hence, the procedure is not transparent. Even if the removal is to be recommended by the High Court, the decision will ultimately lie in hands of the political establishment. This itself will jeopardise the independence", he said.
Bhushan also termed as 'mischievous' the clause on investigating Union government officials, saying it was added to the Bill so that the Centre will not pass the law.
Prashant Bhushan said he will talk to all those who participated in the Janlokpal movement and chalk out the next course of action.

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