“We have won only half the battle. I congratulate every MP on what has happened today.” Anna Hazare said.
Earlier, Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh along with Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit reached the Ramlila Maidan and handed over a copy of the Lokpal resolution and a letter of the PM to Anna Hazare.
The government and the opposition explained rare agreement of views on the parliament’s privilege to make laws during the special debate on the Lokpal issue in both houses, with both sides agreeing on the need for a strong Lokpal and eradicating corruption.
According to the reports, both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha went out of their way to confer in a special sitting on Saturday an issue thrown up by the campaign of the 74-year-old activist who has been demanding enactment of Jan Lokpal for which he started a fast from August 16.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh suggested to him that Parliament has passed a resolution on the 3 issues raised by him and appealed to him to break off his fast.