New Delhi: Debate on all versions of Lokpal Bill is expected to be held on Saturday, according to report on Friday. The modalities of the resolution and debate are allegedly being worked upon even as Anna Hazare’s indefinite fast for a strong Lokpal entered the 11th day on Friday.
According to the reports, three Congress MPs Jagdambika Pal, Anu Tandon and Sanjay Nirupam have given notice to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar for Jan Lokpal Bill debate under Rule 193, which does not involve voting.
Prior in the day, parliamentary affairs minister P K Bansal said that a discussion on Janlokpal bill as demanded by Anna Hazare may not be likely in Lok Sabha during the day although added that nothing can be ruled out.
In the meantime, Team Anna stuck to its stand saying that Anna Hazare will not stop his fast till the government sends a written assurance on the 3 sticky points while the government wants Hazare to promise he will end fast once the debate begins in Parliament.
On Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s pledge on Thursday on a discussion in the House and the condition in view of the deteriorating health of Hazare, he said, he would also like the Gandhian to break off his fast.
Bansal said that “I hope Anna’s health does not deteriorate further and he breaks his fast. The Prime Minister appealed emotionally to him yesterday that the nation is with you. What more can Parliament do.”