Govt committed to talks with Team Anna: Khurshid

The government was committed to talks with Team Anna but could do little if the civil society activists were not willing, Law Minister Salman Khurshid said on Thursday.

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2011, 13:22 PM IST

New Delhi: The government was committed to talks with Team Anna but could do little if the civil society activists were not willing, Law Minister Salman Khurshid said on Thursday.

A day after the third round of talks between civil society members and the government ended in a logjam, Khurshid said the government was "keen" for talks but there are no impressions of a breakthrough.

"There is no impression of any breakthrough in the meeting. The government is keen on dialogue and are committed to talks," Khurshid said.

Asked what is the way forward, Khurshid said: "I don`t know ask them (Team Anna). Government is willing to talk if they don`t want to come, what is the way out."

"Should the government only listen, they can`t suggest," he asked.

"We might have different strategies but finally one strategy has to prevail. Why should there not be any scepticism if people just talk and walk out and say something to us inside and something else outside," he said, accusing civil society activists of double talk.

"We were talking, they walked out. Now they are asking whom should they talk to...," he added.

IANS