Complete text of PM Manmohan Singh's letter to Anna Hazare

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New Delhi, Aug 28: With Anna Hazare instrumental in bringing the country togeather in its fight against corruption, the government had to finally concede to the demand for a strong Lokpal Bill. After hectic discussions and negotiations, the Parliament got togeather and passed a resolution with the Opposition and all other parties unanimously giving their astounding support for the resolution.

The Prime Mininster Manmohan Singh wrote a letter to Anna Hazare after a sense of the House was adopted by Parliament. The letter was written in Hindi, and an English translation is given below.

The letter reads -

Dear Shri Anna Hazareji,

Thank you for your letter dated August 26.
As you know, Parliament today discussed Lokpal-related issues. You will be happy to know that both Houses of Parliament have passed a resolution on the three points raised by you in the letter.

According to this resolution, Parliament has in principle agreed on the three points:
(1) citizen"s charter
(2) lower bureaucracy to be under Lokpal through an appropriate mechanism
(3) establishment of Lokayuktas in the states

Parliament has also resolved to send today"s proceedings to the department-related standing committee for its perusal while formulating its recommendations.

I hope that in view of the Parliament resolution, you will end your fast without any delay and will get back to good health. We all wish you good health.

With Best Wishes,
Manmohan Singh

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