Anna stand-off: Government to convene all-party meet

August 23rd, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government has called an all-party meeting Wednesday to discuss and evolve a wider consensus on Anna Hazare’s Lokpal bill demands, sources said Tuesday.

The sources from various political parties confirmed that the government has convened the meeting Wednesday afternoon to find a way to break the stand-off with the anti-corruption crusader whose fast entered its eighth day Tuesday.

They said the government was looking at possibilities of incorporating some of Hazare’s demands but would rather have a dialogue with other political parties for a wider political consensus.

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