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Strong anti-graft law in 3-4 months,says Khurshid

The Centre would bring in stringent anti-corruption and electoral laws in which the corrupt and those convicted will not be able to contest elections,Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid said

The Centre would bring in stringent anti-corruption and electoral laws in which the corrupt and those convicted will not be able to contest elections,Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid said on Saturday.

The legislations would be brought in the coming winter session of Parliament,he said at a function here.

“We are also talking to political parties on whether state funding of elections is possible. Various new laws,including whistleblowers protection law and Public procurement law,would be brought,” he said.

The Centre was committed to putting in place the “strongest” anti-corruption system available across the globe,he said. In the next 3-4 months,the country will have the strongest anti-corruption law and “we will implement it in total sincerity”,he said.

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Khurshid said the Centre had taken in-principle decision to implement the Kerala model of reservation in all states for government jobs. “We want to follow the reservation policy of Kerala and in central jobs,the same reservation would apply which Kerala had adopted for state jobs,” he said.

The government was also hoping to bring in Judicial Accountability Bill,he said adding “we do not want independence of Indian judiciary to be compromised in any way”.

Khurshid,who also holds the Minority Affairs portfolio,said the government has identified that about 1.61 crore students need to be given minority scholarships. Earlier,it was 60 lakh students. “We hope from Kerala,students from madrasa to college whose parents income was below Rs two lakh per annum,would be entitled for scholarships,” he said.