Hazare meets Sonia, wants comprehensive Lokpal bill

July 2nd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Sonia Gandhi New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Social reformer Anna Hazare met Congress president Sonia Gandhi here Saturday and told her that the civil society wanted a “comprehensive Lokpal bill” to be sent to parliament.

“If a half-baked bill is sent to parliament, what will the parliament discuss?” Hazare said after a 20-minute meeting with Gandhi at her 10 Janpath residence.

Hazare, who was accompanied by his civil society colleague on the joint drafting panel Arvind Kejriwal, said Gandhi assured them that the suggestions of the civil society will be considered.

The government had announced that the anti-graft Lokpal bill will be introduced in the monsoon session of parliament beginning Aug 1.

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