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Anna Hazare to meet Sonia Gandhi today

Anna Hazare has already said he will try to persuade Sonia Gandhi to bring the PMO under the purview of the Lokpal Bill.



New Delhi: Anna Hazare will be meeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday to explain the stand of the civil society on the issue of the Lokpal Bill ahead of an all-party meeting on it on Sunday.

Hazare has been given appointment at 1600 hrs today, sources at Gandhi`s residence said.

Hazare has already said he will try to persuade Gandhi to bring the office of the Prime Minister under the purview of the Lokpal Bill.

AICC had given indications yesterday that a meeting between Gandhi and Hazare was expected soon despite differences between the party and the civil society on the issue of the bill.

Reaching out to political parties ahead of the all-party meeting, the Anna Hazare team has been meeting leaders of all hues. The civil society activists had a meeting BJP veteran LK Advani this morning.

PTI

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