Congress Core Group meets to discuss Anna’s fast

Last Updated: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 22:19

New Delhi: With the Government in a fix
over Anna Hazare`s agitation over Lokpal issue, Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh on Friday held discussions with senior government
and party colleagues to discuss a way out.

The hour-long meeting of Congress Core Committee
chaired by the Prime Minister was attended by all other
members including Union Ministers Pranab Mukherjee, P
Chidambaram, AK Antony and Gandhi`s political secretary Ahmed
Patel.

The meeting came against the backdrop of Hazare setting
a deadline of Aug 30 for the government to get the Janlokpal
Bill passed in Parliament by Aug 30 failing which he decided
to continue his fast "till my last breath".

PTI



First Published: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 22:19

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