Observing that the supporters of Anna Hazare were "obstinate", Congress on Friday asked the social activist to work with the government, contending that "all the substantial and real issues" had been resolved.
Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi made it clear that Hazare's "impossible" condition of notifying the formation of a joint committee to draft Lokpal Bill could not be accepted by the government as it "cannot abdicate" its Constitutional responsibility.
"Let us work together. All substantial and real issues have been resolved," Singhvi told reporters here, sending out a message to Hazare who has been sitting on a hunger strike for the last for days to press for Jan Lokpal Bill that will have stringent provisions to fight corruption.
He observed that the supporters of Hazare were "obstinate" and added that no one should try to jeopardise the health of the 71-year-old social activist.
On Hazare's condition for notifying the formation of joint committee, the Congress spokesman said, "no government can abdicate its Constitutional responsibility by accepting the impossible condition."