Bangalore, Jun 16: Meetings of the joint drafting committee on Lokpal Bill slated for June 20 and 21 would be a mere formality with little scope for discussion, Karnataka Lokayukta and a member of the panel Santosh Hegde today said.
“The next two meetings will be a mere formality of exchanging the two drafts of the bill,” Hegde told reporters a day after talks on various issues between the government representatives and civil society members on the committee failed to make a headway.
“Therefore, I think the main part of the discussion is over. Everyone felt the decision has been taken and there is nothing more to be discussed. At least that is the feeling of the Jan Lokpal committee,” he said. PTI