PM asks Pranab to negotiate with Anna Hazare
The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, held discussions with Pranab Mukherjee, A K Antony and P Chidambaram on the issue of talks with Team Anna Hazare over their demand for a strong Lokpal. The PM decided to appoint Pranab to negotiate with Team Anna regarding the contentious issues.
The Prime Minister wrote a letter to Anna Hazare informing him of the initiative and appealed to him to end his fast, which entered the second week today.
The PM also wrote to Anna Hazare that the government will ask Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar if his version of the Lokpal Bill can be sent to the Standing Committee, which is already examining the government’s bill.
Hazare’s close aide Arvind Kejriwal announced that he along with Prashant Bhushan will meet with Pranab Mukherjee for discussions.