Sources have been quoted as saying to a popular television channel that the Congress is negotiating with certain NGOs from Maharashtra for negotiations with Team Anna. The source also added that the protests were strong in the states of Karnakata, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi. There were also reports on the Congress' belief that the Opposition was spearheading the protest in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, with the agitation in Delhi solely because it was ground zero.
The Congress is in the belief that the spurt in protest since the last few days will fizzle out with time.
There has been a small dent in the hard stand between Team Anna and the Government, a fact that was confirmed by former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde. He has been quoted as saying, "We want strong a Lokpal Bill. They are saying we are adamant on Prime Minister and the judges, I am saying I will persuade my colleagues not to be adamant on these two issues. But we have differences on eight issues. Let them agree on those issues."