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Some progress in talks on Lokpal issue: Hegde

In view of talks between Team Anna and UPA government on the Lokpal issue, former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde on Tuesday said though some progress has been made in the matter, but there was nothing concrete.



Bangalore: In view of talks between Team Anna
and UPA government on the Lokpal issue, former Karnataka
Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde on Tuesday said though some
progress has been made in the matter, but there was nothing
concrete.

"... some progress has been made in the dialogue, but
nothing is concrete as both parties have reservations. While
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is speaking of give and take,
the Anna group is not keen on talking to Chidambaram or Kapil
Sibal," Hegde, a member of the joint committee for drafting
Jan Lokpal bill told reporters here.

"Annaji himself has said he will speak only to the PMO and
Rahul Gandhi ... this is the point of contention. Maybe today
some developments may take place," he said.

To a question on whether Team Anna had become rigid, Hegde
said, "I think the government has created this situation. We
have tried to talk several times with the government."

Hazare`s supporters and the government had earlier said
during the weekend they are open to talks, with Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh saying there was a "lot of scope for give and
take."

PTI

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