New Delhi: "Parliament has spoken, it is the will of the people," a smiling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday after both the houses adopted a "sense of the house" on the key demands of Anna Hazare.
The Prime Minister was speaking after the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha saw almost eight hours of debate on the Lokpal bill.
Both the houses of the Parliament -- Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha -- on Saturday issued a statement supporting the formulation of a strong Lokpal Bill.
The statement issued on behalf of the House in principle agreed to the three key demands made by Anna Hazare led civil society group which has been agitating for the Jan Lokpal Bill.
While the government was initially not agreeable to Team Anna’s demand for voting and adoption of a resolution, saying the debate was a general discussion, Team Anna’s hard stand forced the government to adopt a unanimous statement accepting all three demands put forth by him.