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Congress Core Group to take a final call on Lokpal

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 16:38

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: With the civil society led by Anna Hazare and the Opposition parties rejecting the Lokpal Bill drafted by the government, the Congress party’s Core Group will meet Tuesday evening to take a final call on the issue.

As per reports, the government is likely to move an official amendment for the much-talked about Lokpal Bill.

Congress sources claim that the Centre is thinking to give option to state governments to fix the date for making the Lokayukta law effective and decision in this regard will be taken by the Congress Core Group.

With the government’s draft facing intense criticism, the centre is now thinking of a middleman approach on the issue. Consequently, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee met parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, Salman Khurshid and Kapil Sibal to decide government’s further course of action.

First Published: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 16:35

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