26 Aug '11, 5am

India government sees deal to end anti-graft fast

NEW DELHI: The Indian government hoped Friday for a breakthrough in its tense standoff with a fasting anti-corruption activist after parliament agreed to discuss his proposals for a new anti-graft law. The decision to debate Anna Hazare's version of the "Lokpal" (Ombudsman) Bill is part of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's bid to persuade the 74-year-old campaigner to end his fast, now entering its eleventh day. Hazare's campaign has galvanised public opinion across the country, triggering mass rallies to protest against the culture of corruption that permeates every level of Indian society. The groundswell of popular support caught Singh's graft-tainted government by surprise and it has struggled to find a way out of the crisis against a backdrop of mounting concerns over Hazare's health. "We wanted to do something that would allow Anna Hazare to feel a sense of comfort so ...

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