PM invites Hazare to Delhi for discussion on Lokpal Bill

PM Manmohan Singh has invited anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, who had threatened to go on an indefinite fast if the govt failed to draft a strong Lokpal Bill, for a discussion on the issue.

Updated: Mar 03, 2011, 16:33 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
on Thursday invited anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, who has
threatened to go on an indefinite fast if the government
failed to draft a strong Lokpal Bill, for a discussion on the
issue.

PMO sources said the Prime Minister has invited Hazare
for a discussion as he has some views on the Lokpal Bill.

The sources said that Hazare could visit and meet the
Prime Minister at his convenience.

Demanding enactment of a strong anti-corruption law on
the lines of Jan Lokpal Bill, Hazare, who addressed a press
conference here on Saturday last, threatened to go on an
indefinite fast from April 5th if the Prime Minister does not
act decisively on his suggestion by March-end.

Hazare had wondered how the government could pass the
anti-corruption Bill without consulting anyone from the civil
society.

PTI