Political consensus needed: PM to Anna

Political consensus needed: PM to Anna

New Delhi: Declaring the government’s commitment to a strong Lokpal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said Anna Hazare’s demand for “Right to Reject" provision in electoral law needs political consensus.

“As you are aware, we are committed to enacting a strong Lokpal law and we hope that we will succeed in this in the near future. However, our government is working on a broad agenda to fight corruption and bring in administrative reforms," Singh said in a letter to Hazare .

He was replying to Hazare’s 21 September letter in which he had flagged several issues, including the Lokpal.

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