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Civil society members Prashant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal address the media after the last meeting of the Lokpal panel, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (below) Union Minister Kapil Sibal talks to the media after the meeting - PTI.
Lokpal was originally conceived, about 43 years ago, to contain corruption at high political offices.
Making it an omnibus institution to curb corruption from the topmost Indian constitutional offices to the lowest village level revenue officials sounds ridiculous as much as impractical.
Lokpal better be confined to be the watch on the high political offices, since there are already enough laws to take care of corruption at other levels.