NDA, Left attend all-party meeting on Lokpal

July 3rd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Major opposition groups, including the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Left parties, are attending the all-party meet to discuss the Lokpal bill being held at the residence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Sunday.

Besides the prime minister, the meeting is being attended by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders L.K. Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders Bausudeb Acharia and Sitaram Yechury.

The meeting comes in the backdrop of efforts by the government to evolve a consensus on the anti-graft bill following meetings of a joint drafting committee comprising civil society members and central ministers.

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