Tuesday, August 23, 2011
PM writes letter to Anna to halt fast
Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh today writes a letter to Anna Hazare and requested to halt his 8 days fast against corruption.
Arvind Kejriwal says Pranab Mukherjee is to negotiate with Team Anna and will mediate on behalf of the government. Anna will decide who will represent Team Anna.
Anna Hazare's fast is in its eighth day now, he is weak, and the government is pulling out all stops to find a solution to the Lokpal impasse. Tuesday has been a day of meetings and confabulation, of talking permutations and combinations. The latest in a series of closed-door discussions on the Lokpal Bill brings the hint of compromise. Arvind Kejriwal, a key member of Team Anna met Law Minister Salman Khursheed - the first such meeting between the two sides.
US based freelance journalist William Malony has been in India since the past three weeks. He is making a documentary on the entire episode braving the scorching heat and sporadic rains in the city.
"It's actually amazing to see the crowd gathering in such large numbers. Though it's quite hot but I won't mind capturing this historic moment," Malony said.
Michale Nauman from Germany's ARD news channel said: "I know that you people have a problem but it does not mean that you will go on a hunger strike. In Germany, people put pressure on government by assembling in large numbers but they don't go for hunger strikes."
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