Govt hopes Hazare will end fast soon

Minutes before Lok Sabha initiates a debate on Lokpal issue, government on Saturday hoped that Anna Hazare will end his fast soon.

Last Updated: Aug 27, 2011, 11:00 AM IST

New Delhi: Minutes before Lok Sabha initiates a debate on Lokpal issue, government on Saturday hoped that Anna Hazare will end his fast soon.

"Let’s hope so," was the reply of Finance Minister and the Leader of the House in Lok Sabha, Pranab Mukherjee, when reporters asked him whether he was hopeful that Hazare would end his fast soon.

Mukherjee is set to make a statement in Lok Sabha on the Lokpal issue, after which the House will discuss the matter including the Jan Lokpal Bill drafted by Team Anna.
Meanwhile, Law Minister Salman Khurshid briefed Mukherjee on the latest developments on the issue.

PTI