CPP meeting likely on Thursday on Anna issue
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 19:12
New Delhi: Grappling with Anna Hazare's fast, Congress leadership is expected to interact with party MPs on the issue on Thursday.

A meeting of Congress Parliamentary Party is being convened at a time when there are growing concerns among the party MPs over the fallout of Hazare's anti-corruption agitation in their constituencies.

Young MPs like Sandeep Dikshit, Priya Dutt, Sanjya Nirupam, Naveen Jindal and others have voiced their concern over the issue. While Dikshit had dubbed Hazare's arrest a "wrong" move, Dutt has found fault with the government's Lokpal bill dubbing it as "weak".

Party MP from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh Praveen Singh Aron has already submitted a copy of Hazare's Jan Lokpal Bill before the Standing Committee headed by Abhishek Singhvi, which is examining the Jan Lokpal Bill.

"Tomorrow, there is all-party meeting. A day after, a meeting of Congress members of Parliament is perhaps being called. This is how we gather inputs, discuss and express our concerns," Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni told reporters outside Parliament.


First Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 19:12

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