PM, Sonia to decide on anti-graft ordinances: Narayanasamy

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Accusing Opposition of non- cooperation in Parliament over key anti-corruption legislations, Union Minister V Narayanasamy today said government will soon take a call on bringing ordinances.

"As far as our government is concerned, we listed them in the Parliament. We wanted to deliberate on these bill and then get these bills passed. Unfortunately the opposition parties did not cooperate. Therefore the bills slated for discussion were delayed everyday... They could not be taken up," Narayanasamy told reporters here.

"As far as the government is concerned, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and our alliance partners, they will decide on them (ordinances)," he said.

Three bills-- Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, Citizens Charter Bill and The Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials--related to Ministry of Personnel are pending in Parliament.

Narayanasamy said the other important bills--Food Security Bill and Lokpal Bill-- were passed in the Parliament after persuading opposition parties.

The Whistleblowers' Protection Bill was passed in the Parliament on February 21.

Narayanasamy, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, also appreciated government's effort in tackling corruption.

"As far as our government is concerned we took all important steps to curb corruption. The people who have been found involved in corruption have been removed from ministries, wherever they were working, in our government," the Minister said.

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