Lokpal: Govt may follow BJP proposal on Lokayuktas - Indian Express Faced with roadblocks over the Lokpal Bill in Rajya Sabha, the government appears inclined to accept the BJP suggestion to invoke Article 252 to provide for appointment of Lokayuktas in the state. Sources in the government said here on Monday that they felt the BJP suggestion could provide the basis for addressing the concerns of regional parties, which are up in arms against the Centre encroaching upon their powers. The government, as per sources, is likely to hold consultations with different parties during the three-month Parliament recess beginning on March 31. Sources ruled out the appointment of a select committee of the RS to examine the Bill. â€œIt would mean one year,â€ the sources said, underlining that the government did not want to delay the legislation. Leaders of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley had pleaded with the government during the Winter Session to take resort to Article 252 of the Constitution, and not 253, as it had done at present. Jaitley reiterated the party position at the floor leadersâ€™ meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last Friday. Swaraj had pointed out in the Lok Sabha on December 27 that Article 252 made it optional for the states to enact a law on a Central model, while Article 253 rendered it â€œmandatory.â€ Speaking in the RS on December 29, Jaitley, too, had asked the Centre to get resolutions from two states.