Rahul Gandhi `concerned` over Lokpal logjam

There is a lot of pressure on Rahul Gandhi to step in and resolve the row over the Lokpal Bill.

Updated: Aug 25, 2011, 12:50 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that he was concerned over the logjam in the wake of Anna Hazare`s agitation against corruption.

"Of course I am concerned," was his brief response when asked whether he is concerned about the standoff on the Lokpal issue and Hazare`s refusal to end the fast.

The AICC general secretary made the remark after coming out of the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting during which Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee briefed party leaders on the Hazare issue.

Though Gandhi did not speak in the meeting, a number of party MPs including some young leaders made their suggestions and put questions to Mukherjee.

A number of Congress MPs had earlier disagreed with the way the Hazare issue was handled.

(With PTI inputs)