Govt may hold GoM meet on Lokpal today

first_imgA day after junking the civil society’s version of the Lokpal bill draft, the government has now been planning a media offensive to explain its stand.The government is likely to call a meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Thursday to explain the reason for the deadlock. It would later hold a press conference to explain its position to the country.The government would apparently explain that the Lokpal, as suggested by the civil society – headed by anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare – needed an amendment in the Constitution.The government was likely to convey that if the civil society has its way in forming the Lokpal, then it would result in huge problem for the bureaucracy.Earlier, the latest round of talks between the civil society and the government over the drafting of the Lokpal bill on Wednesday ended in a deadlock. There was no consensus on basic issues during the three-hour meeting.The Lokpal panel was scheduled to meet again on June 20 and 21 to try and find a way out. The government, however, was confident that the panel would meet the June 30 deadline for the submission of draft Lokpal bill.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img

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