The Rajya Sabha was postponed sine die amidst chaos, and the debate about Lokapal Bill went nowhere. The Government side cited prerogative and technical reasons to avoid voting while opposition wanted further debate and voting on amendments to embarrass the ruling coalition.
The formation of Lokayuktas in states gradually emerged as a major sticking point through the day during marathon debates in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. The government faced actual hurdles with its own allies rejecting the provision as an attack on the federal structure.
Later talking to the media, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Mr. Pawan Kumar Bansal assured of bringing the Bill during the Budget Session.