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Govt agrees to Anna's demand, voting to follow debate

delhi Updated: Aug 27, 2011 20:10 IST
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Sources have told Hindustan Times that the government has with the help of the oppositon thrashed out a three line resolution that is likely to be put up for voice vote in both houses of the Parliament.

According to the sources, wordings of the reslution is clear that there is an 'in priciple agreement' to the three contentious issues of logjam - lower bureaucracy, citizen charter and lokpal at the state level.

Importantly, this resolution will be sent to the standing committee which already has four drafts under consideration. This will be the fifth draft that they will look at.

Sources also say, the wording of the resolution will be shared with Team Anna to get agreement on it

Earlier, Team Anna Hazare said they have received a communication from the government that a resolution carrying their demands on Lokpal bill will be put to a voice vote, a move which they termed as a "very happy" development.

Fresh trouble emerged this afternoon after government decided only to convey sense of House to Team Anna and not put the resolution for voting, the activists hardened their position saying it was "betrayal" and only a resolution which will be put to vote will be acceptable.

This forced the government to change its stand.

The activist's camp said they have received the communication from the government about its decision to put the resolution to voice vote.

"We are very happy with the development," a Team Anna spokesperson said.

Asked whether Hazare would end his fast today, the spokesperson said the decision will be taken by Hazare himself.

"Hazare will decide whether to break his fast today or tomorrow morning. Normally, he prefers to break the fast in the mornings," the spokesperson said.

with PTI inputs