India’s lawmakers may have to consider cancelling year-end party plans. Anna Hazare has threatened to send his supporters to fill up India’s jails starting 1 January if the Lokpal Bill isn’t approved by lawmakers.
Parliament is scheduled to adjourn on 22 December, before which the government is now scrambling to introduce the legislation, according to PTI.
That would leave the Houses with little time to debate a document that’s among the most crucial to engage lawmakers in recent times, given the potent campaign that has been waged by Hazare and his anti-corruption grouping.
There is some talk now of extending the session into the new year to prevent the stand-off that looks certain to ensue from degenerating into another needless, wasteful and pointless political drama. And this would mean that laws get made where they should be—in Parliament.