Lokpal: Govt to talk to all parties for consensus

The govt said it would talk to all political parties, including the BJP, to evolve a consensus on the Lokpal Bill.

Updated: Feb 16, 2012, 21:46 PM IST

New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it
would talk to all political parties, including the BJP, to
evolve a consensus on the Lokpal Bill which is pending with
the Rajya Sabha.

Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy said the
government would talk to all parties on the 187 amendments to
the Bill moved in the Rajya Sabha.

"We will talk to all political parties on the amendments
moved in Rajya Sabha. We will see how many can be accepted and
how many cannot be," he told reporters here.

On whether an all-party meeting would be convened, he
said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will take a decision in
this regard.

He said the government was committed to the passage of
Lokpal Bill.

PTI