Shri Hamid Ansari,
Hon’ble Chairman, Rajya Sabha
Parliament of India
Subject: Conflict of Interest in the Parliamentary Committee Examining anti-corruption (Lokpal) Bill, 2011, The Judicial Standard and Accountability Bill, 2010 and The Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons Making the Disclosures Bill, 2010
With reference to the public announcement inviting suggestions on the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill, 2011 by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, I wish to highlight certain facts that show a clear conflict of interest among some Hon'ble members of this Committee and the sensitive Bill. These members include Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi , Shri Lalu Prasad, Shri Amar Singh, Shri Manish Tewari and Shri Parimal Nathwani.
I submit that Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi was nominated to the committee on 26th July, 2011 according to the Rajya Sabha website. I have learnt from a news release of Press…