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Voice vote on Anna demands

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New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS): The government has agreed to adopt by a voice vote fasting Anna Hazare's demands on the Lokpal bill, sources said on Saturday evening.

The debate in Parliament on Hazare's demands will be followed by a resolution that will reflect a unanimous sense of the two Houses.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who made a suo moto statement in both houses following which the respective discussions were initiated, will read out the resolution in each house before the voice-vote takes place.

The sources said the government will have to give in writing to Speaker Meira Kumar to conduct the voting on the debate in the Lok Sabha.

The decision to have a voice vote on the resolution was taken after Mukherjee met senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, who also agreed.

Vote on the three demands of Hazare is hoped to make the 74-year-old activist give up his 12-day-old fast.

Both Opposition and the ruling parties have more or less agreed on unanimously supporting Hazare's demands on the floor of the two houses during a special sitting conducted on the weekend.

The three demands are: to include the lower bureaucracy in the ambit of the Lokpal, set up Lokayuktas in States, and have Citizen's Charter in government offices for greater accountability.

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Voice vote on Anna demands

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS): The government has agreed to adopt by a voice vote fasting Anna Hazare's demands on the Lokpal bill, sources said on Saturday evening.

The debate in Parliament on Hazare's demands will be followed by a resolution that will reflect a unanimous sense of the two Houses.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who made a suo moto statement in both houses following which the respective discussions were initiated, will read out the resolution in each house before the voice-vote takes place.

The sources said the government will have to give in writing to Speaker Meira Kumar to conduct the voting on the debate in the Lok Sabha.

The decision to have a voice vote on the resolution was taken after Mukherjee met senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, who also agreed.

Vote on the three demands of Hazare is hoped to make the 74-year-old activist give up his 12-day-old fast.

Both Opposition and the ruling parties have more or less agreed on unanimously supporting Hazare's demands on the floor of the two houses during a special sitting conducted on the weekend.

The three demands are: to include the lower bureaucracy in the ambit of the Lokpal, set up Lokayuktas in States, and have Citizen's Charter in government offices for greater accountability.

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