End strike, PM appeals to Anna (Lead)

August 23rd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Expressing concern over the deteriorating health of fasting Anna Hazare, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday urged the social activist to end his anti-graft hunger strike.

According to sources in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Manmohan Singh wrote a letter to Hazare and said the parliamentary standing committee would consider his version of the Lokpal bill if Speaker Meira Kumar permitted it.

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