New Delhi: Anna Hazare on Thursday announced a ‘jail bharo’ campaigning from Jan 1 2012, if the Lokpal bill was not passed in parliament, but the government tried to calm him by saying that the controversial Lokpal bill will be passed this winter session.
Hazare said that the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament should be extensive to pass Lokpal Bill and endangered to go on a hunger strike if it is not introduced soon.
His warning came a day after all-party meet failed to reach a agreement on the Lokpal bill that aims to undertake corruption in the country.
Parliamentary affairs minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said that “I believe that it would be possible. There was an all-party meeting yesterday (Wednesday) where 35 different parties participated. All had different views on the issue. To say there was broad consensus on the issue would be wrong. This has increased the workload of the government.”
However, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said at a party meeting that “There is no need to hurry as attempts are made (by the government) to harmonise and reconcile divergent views.”