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Friday, August 19, 2011

Govt attempting back channel talks with Anna Hazare - sources!

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CNN-IBN / Updated Aug 19, 2011 at 11:08am IST.

New Delhi: The Congress is still figuring out a strategy for a breakthrough with Team Anna. At the moment, the sticking points are on lower bureaucracy and the CBI being under the Lokpal ambit. Sources say neither the govt nor team Anna are willing to budge on it.
But the government is attempting back channel talks by roping in politicians and NGOs from Maharashtra into negotiations.

For now though the government is adopting a wait and watch policy but they are eventually willing to break the deadlock on contentious issues.
When contacted by CNN-IBN, team Anna members Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan say they have not been contacted by anyone from the government's side.

Meanwhile, speaking to the media on Thursday, former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde had hinted at a compromise between the government and Team Anna.

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