Social activist Anna Hazare will be meeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday to explain the stand of the civil society on the issue of the Lokpal Bill ahead of an all-party meeting on it on Sunday.
Mr. Hazare has been given appointment at 1600 hrs on Saturday, sources at Ms. Gandhi’s residence said.
Mr. Hazare has already said he will try to persuade Gandhi to bring the office of the Prime Minister under the purview of the Lokpal Bill.
AICC had given indications on Thursday that a meeting between Ms. Gandhi and Mr. Hazare was expected soon despite differences between the party and the civil society on the issue of the bill.
Reaching out to political parties ahead of the all-party meeting, the Team Anna has been meeting leaders of all hues. The civil society activists had a meeting BJP veteran L.K. Advani on Friday morning.
Kiran Bedi, an Anna Hazare team member, said they were looking forward to the meeting with Ms. Gandhi on Saturday.
“We will explain to her our key concerns on the Lokpal Bill issue,” she said. Hindu