Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday sent out a veiled message to Anna Hazare saying those having divergent views should respect the verdict of Parliament.
"When Parliament has spoken, it's time for others to take note," Manmohan Singh said while responding to questions at a joint press conference with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
"We hope that those with divergent views will respect the verdict of Parliament," the prime minister added.
"Legislation is the privilege of the Indian Parliament. That's what the constitution lays down," he said.
"The Lok Sabha has passed a lokpal bill with a substantial majority. The bill will be presented to the Rajya Sabha tomorrow (Thursday) and I hope it will be passed," he added.