Dikshit meets PM on Hazare agitation

August 23rd, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the anti-graft campaign of Anna Hazare, whose fast for a stronger Lokpal bill continued for eighth day, sources said.

“Serious efforts are being made to solve the issue. Dikshit’s meeting with the prime minister is among them,” a Delhi government official told IANS on condition of anonymity.

Some of Hazare’s supporters Monday staged sit-ins in front of the residences of union Ministers Pranab Mukherjee and Kapil Sibal, and also Dikshit.

“All efforts are being made as the protest is now spilling over,” the official added.

Hazare began his fast Aug 16 when he was taken to the Tihar Jail. His release orders were issued the same evening, but he refused to move out. He came out of the jail Friday and continued his fast at Ramlila ground.

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