New Delhi: As Anna Hazare`s fast for early
passage of his Jan Lokpal Bill entered the seventh day on Monday,
Law Minister Salman Khurshid said a solution "acceptable to
all" should be found.
"People raise their voice at times through their MPs or
by themselves. There is nothing wrong in it. This is what
democracy is. After such voices are raised, a way should be
found which is acceptable to all," he said in an apparent
reference to Team Anna`s demand for passage of the Jan Lokpal
Bill by August 30.
Noting that voice of a lakh or two lakh people is
important, the minister maintained that it could not represent
the sentiments of crores of people.
"When lakh or two lakh people gather, it is a big thing.
But they cannot lead a country of 100 crore people. What
people of the country want only elections can decide," he
At the same time, he agreed that such voices have their
importance and they should be listened to. "We should
understand each other, not like rivals or competitors," he
Khurshid said people often participate in movements
expecting a change in the society and the country. "Our party
as well as other political parties have done that," he said.