Government-Team Anna talks begin

August 23rd, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Talks between Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is the government mediator, and a three-member civil society team to end Anna Hazare’s eight-day-old fast for a stronger Lokapal bill began Tuesday evening, sources said.

The talks are being held at Mukherjee’s North Block office.

The civil society team comprises Prashant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal — both members of the joint drafting committee for the Lokpal bill — and former top cop Kiran Bedi.

Though the talks were scheduled to begin at 6.30 p.m., they got delayed, the sources added.

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