Team Anna meets to mull on future course of action

Anna Hazare went into a huddle on Sunday morning with his key team members to discuss the future course of the agitation.

Updated: Aug 21, 2011, 12:23 PM IST

New Delhi: Anna Hazare went into a huddle
on Sunday morning with his key team members to discuss the future
course of the agitation even as he looked fit on sixth day of
his fast for a strong Lokpal.

The meeting was attended by his close associates Arvind
Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi, Shanti Bhushan and Manish Sisodia.
Activist Medha Patkar was also present.

Team Anna took stock of the situation as well as
deliberated on the future course of action, activists said.

Although Government and Team Anna yesterday spoke of the
need for a dialogue on the Lokpal issue, no such channel of
communication has been opened so far.

Hazare had on Friday raised the political stakes by
giving a deadline to the government to pass the Jan Lokpal
bill by August 30 failing which he would continue his fast
"till my last breath".

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, speaking on the issue
yesterday, had affirmed that there was "a lot of scope for
give and take" and that the government was open to "discussion
and dialogue".

PTI