New Delhi: After clarifying that it would vote in both Houses of Parliament in favour of all the three sticking points raised by Anna Hazare, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday urged the 74-year-old activist to call off his fast.
Amid Team Anna’s claims that the BJP is not prepared to vote on a resolution on the Lokpal issue, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, advised Hazare’s aides not to jump to conclusions and confirming the facts with the party.
Talking to a news channel, Jaitley said rumours were being floated about the party.
Earlier, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, also clarified the BJP’s nod for voting.
“I have just heard Arvind Kejriwal on television. He says that government has informed him that BJP is not prepared to vote in favour of a resolution. This is not true.”
Following these reports, senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley held a meeting with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on the issue.
Talking to reporters in Parliament House, Swaraj said, “What the government is saying is completely false. It should not mislead them (Team Anna). We will vote in favour of all the three demands in both Houses of Parliament.”