Govt-Anna Hazare logjam over?

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New Delhi, Apr 8: It seems that the deadlock between the government and the crusade Gandhian Anna Hazare is over. While the government accepted Hazare's demand to set up the joint drafting committee to bring out a strict anti-corruption law. Hazare also offered a compromise formula on Friday, Apr 8.

According the government, the Lokpal will be a committee comprising of 10 members, out of which five will be ministers and the other five will be from the civil society. Hazare will also be one of the members of the proposed committee.

However, the Law Minister Veerappa Moily will lead the committee and Manmohan Singh's government also accepted to introduce the Lokpal Bill in the monsoon session of Parliament.

Meanwhile, Hazare offered that there be two chairmen in the panel - a politician and a social activist. So far Hazare had demanded that a non-political person should chair the committee.

Hazare, whose fast has entered the fourth day on Friday, received nation wide support and more than two thousand people have gathered at Delhi's Jantar Mantar to voice for Hazare.

Though the main decision will be taken after the third round meeting between government spokesperson Kapil Sibal and Hazare's followers - Swamy Agnivesh and Arvind Kejriwal.

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