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Government bends, Hazare ends fast

New Delhi , Sat, 09 Apr 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): Social activist Anna Hazare has broken his fast after the government handed over a formal notification for the formation of a joint committee, comprising of government and civil society representatives to draft a Lokpal Bill.


The government has agreed that a committee will be set up with five representatives of civil society, including Hazare, and five ministers.


Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will head the drafting panel that will include Home Minister P Chidambaram, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, Law Minister Veerappa Moily and Water Resource Minister Salman Khurshid.


Former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan is Hazare's choice as co- chairman of the committee.


The government has set a deadline of June 30 for the panel to complete its work so that the bill can be introduced during the monsoon session of Parliament. (ANI)


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