New Delhi, Aug 25: After all party meeting which held on Wednesday evening, all the political party and parliamentarians have come with one voice on Thursday from the parliament. They have made a respectful appeal to social activist Anna Hazare to withdraw his fast.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh went one step ahead by saying the Jan Lokpal Bill would be discussed in the House. He told that the government is ready to debate in Parliament all versions of the Lokpal Bill in circulation at present.
The Prime Minister also added that Parliament will discuss the weak and strong points of the Jan Lokpal, including with all other anti-corruption Bills like NCPRI Bill, Dr Jai Prakash Narayan thesis on anti-corruption and send entire record for consideration of the Standing Committee.
He expressed that his government has an open mind on the issue of Lokpal Bill issue but he made it clear that Bill would be passed only through proper Parliamentary procedures. He added that it is our collective responsibility to find credible solutions to fight corruption.
The prime Minister calls an impassioned appeal to Hazare that I respect Anna Hazare's idealism. I applaud and salute him. His life is much too precious, I urge him to end his fast. He told that had made his point and his life was precious and valuable for the nation.
The leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj has also supported PM's appeal to Hazare to end his fast. She assured him that the opposition would ensure that the govt passed a strong Lokpal Bill. The Speaker Meera kumar has also made an appeal on behalf of the House and the Lok Sabha has also passed a resolution urging Hazare to end the fast.