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Team Anna happy after govt agrees to voice vote

Team Anna have received a communication from the government that a resolution carrying their demands on Lokpal Bill will be put to a voice vote and they are now “very happy” with the development.



Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Team Anna have received a communication from the government that a resolution carrying their demands on Lokpal Bill will be put to a voice vote and they are now “very happy” with the development.

The development comes as a relief to may as there were fresh signs of a stalemate emerging after the government decided only to convey sense of House to Team Anna and not put the resolution for voting.

Following the government’s remarks the activists hardened their position saying it was "betrayal" and only a resolution which will be put to vote will be acceptable.

This forced the government to change its stand.

The activist`s camp said they have received the communication from the government about its decision to put the resolution to voice vote.

"We are very happy with the development," a Team Anna spokesperson said.

Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan had earlier said that the process appeared to be headed towards another stalemate.

Prashant had said that they have not been able to understand the government’s stand, and added it will be very unfortunate if the Parliament doesn’t pass a resolution after the debate on Lokpal Bill.

“This won’t help… this will be a very unfortunate response,” Prashant said.

Another Team Anna member, Arvind Kejriwal had said it was a clear case of betrayal. In the last four days, the government has changed its stand thrice, he added.

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