PM invites Hazare to Delhi for discussion on Lokpal Bill

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday invited anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, who has threatened to go on an indefinite fast if the government failed to draft a strong Lokpal Bill, for a discussion on the issue.

PMO sources said the Prime Minister has invited Hazare for a discussion as he has some views on the Lokpal Bill.

The sources said that Hazare could visit and meet the Prime Minister at his convenience.

Demanding enactment of a strong anti-corruption law on the lines of Jan Lokpal Bill, Hazare, who addressed a press conference here on Saturday last, threatened to go on an indefinite fast from April 5 if the Prime Minister does not act decisively on his suggestion by March-end.

Hazare had wondered how the government could pass the anti-corruption Bill without consulting anyone from the civil society.