Chandigarh, August 26 – While welcoming the suggestion of AICC General Secretary, Mr. Rahul Gandhi to give constitutional status to the Lokpal, the Haryana Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Mr. Randeep Singh Surjewala today said that it was a important and good suggestion and the parliament, Mr. Anna Hazare and his associates should consider it and find a solution to the issue.
Mr. Surjewala said that all political parties and common men were concerned about the health of Mr. Anna Hazare. What Mr. Anna wants should be sorted out in an amicable manner under the ambit of constitution of the country and as per the dignity of the parliament, he added. Describing Mr. Rahul Gandhi as a leader on whom the youth look forward, former All India Youth Congress President said that the constitutional status to the Lokpal would give powers like the Election Commission of India as it would be able to put control on the ruling and the opposition parties. He said that the control would be strengthened and once step ahead to what Mr. Anna Hazare Ji had been asking for.
While responding to a query on the debate of undermining the importance of parliamentary system, Mr. Surjewala said that he has full regards for Anna ji and he was concerned about his health but it is also a matter of fact that the constitution framed by Baba Sahib Ambedkar, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehur, Vallabhbhai Patel and Dr. Rajender Prasad is bigger than us all. We should come out with a solution which also maintain the dignity of the constitution and the parliament which is elected by 125 crore people, he further added.