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PM convenes UPA meet on Lokpal Bill

Posted by on June 21, 2011 0 Comment

New Delhi: A meeting of UPA leaders is being held Tuesday as part of efforts to ascertain views of the alliance partners over the drafting of the Lokpal Bill.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has convened the meeting apparently to consult the constituents of the ruling alliance over ticklish issues such as bringing the post of the PM under the ambit of the anti-corruption watchdog.

There has been divergence of views among UPA allies on the issue. While Congress and NCP have expressed opposition, DMK is reported to be favouring it.

The government has already given hints that it would convene an all-party meeting in July to discuss the inclusion of the post of the Prime Minister under the Lokpal’s purview.

The all-party meeting would be held after the joint drafting committee completes the process of drafting the Lokpal Bill by June 30. Zeenews

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