Jan Lokpal: PM reacts, will Anna continue fast after Aug 30?

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Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Aug 20: The government and the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh has been confronted with stern criticism all over the nation over the issue of Jan Lokpal bill and Anna Hazare's fast. The PM expressed his views for the first time outside the Parliament for the first time on Saturday, Aug 20.

"There is a dynamics in the legislative process and it takes time for a bill to be passed," stated the PM while answering to the questions on Anna Hazare's demand to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill within Aug 30.

Citing the situation it seems that Anna, who started his indefinite fast from Aug 16, may have to continue the hunger strike protest after Aug 30, his deadline for the government to pass the bill.

However, Singh, emphasising on a strong and effective Jan Lokpal anti-corruption bill, urged all parties to unite to make a strong anti-corruption bill.

"I Would like a broad national consensus to emerge on Lokpal. Political parties must unite to push forward the strong bill," claimed the PM.

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