Rahul Gandhi, the heir to India's most powerful political family, warned Friday the country's democracy was being threatened by a popular anti-corruption campaign led by activist Anna Hazare, who has refused food for 11 days straight.
But Hazare rejected the bill and called for parliament to pass his own version, saying it would do more to hold the prime minister and judicial branch accountable.
Parliament officials were trying to work out the procedures Friday for introducing the competing bills.
Hazare's fast has united millions of Indians against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government.
Mr. Singh told parliament Thursday he wants his government to debate all reform proposals, including the one championed by Hazare.
Hazare has been encamped in an open-air venue in New Delhi with thousands of supporters.
Mr. Singh's government and members of the opposition have urged Hazare to let doctors feed him intravenously, but the activist has refused.
Popular outrage over corruption has grown steadily in India over the past year, as a series of high-profile corruption scandals has made national headlines. They include the sale of telecommunications licenses at below market value and numerous financial irregularities in India's hosting of the Commonwealth Games last year.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.