Telecast Lokpal Bill panel proceedings: Agnivesh

Last Updated: Fri, May 13, 2011 17:00 hrs

Panaji, May 13 (IANS) The proceedings of the Lokpal Bill draft committee should be telecast so that people could see the body language of union ministers Kapil Sibal and P. Chidambaram who are on the committee, social activist Swami Agnivesh said Friday.

Speaking during the launch of the nationwide Jan Lokpal bill campaign here, Agnivesh, one of the convenors of the 'India against Corruption' campaign, said the people had a right to know how their political leaders 'behaved' at the draft committee hearings.

'Let there be a live telecast of the draft committee hearings. The people should see the body language of (Human Resource Development Minister) Kapil Sibal and (Home Minister) P. Chidambaram during the meetings,' he said.

'The Lok Sabha channel should telecast the committee proceedings. Let the people see what happens,' Agnivesh added.