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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

ANNALILA: Govt. calls for all-party meet to discuss Lokpal Bill!


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PTI / The Hindu / NEW DELHI, August 23, 2011.

Supporters of Anna Hazare during a rally in support of the Jan Lokpal Bill in New Delhi. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt
Supporters of Anna Hazare during a rally in support of the Jan Lokpal Bill in New Delhi. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt - The Hindu.


As Anna Hazare's fast enters the eighth day, the government seeks wider political consensus over some of the demands put forth by Team Hazare.

Amid the standoff with Team Anna over the Lokpal Bill, government has convened an all-party meeting for Wednesday to discuss the issue.

Leaders of all political parties have been invited to attend the meet scheduled for 3.30 pm on Wednesday.
Sources said the government is of the view that some of the demands put forth by Mr. Hazare and his associates require a wider political consensus before a decision could be taken.

In a related development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today held a detailed meeting with Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, looking into the Lokpal Bill.


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