PM hopes impasse over Lokpal Bill will end soon

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday hoped that the impasse over the Lokpal issue would end soon.

Updated: Aug 27, 2011, 12:17 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday hoped that the impasse over the Lokpal issue would end soon.
"I hope so," was the reply of Dr Singh when asked if the
present deadlock over the Lokpal issue would end today.

Ahead of the debate on the issue in Parliament, the Prime
Minister said he hoped to write to Hazare again.

Hazare had yesterday shot off a letter to the Prime
Minister, saying he would break his fast if Parliament agrees
to his three key demands but will continue his protest till
the legislation is passed.

On the possibility of the resolution being passed in
Parliament today, Dr Singh said, "It was up to Parliament."

PTI