New Delhi : The government has refused to move a resolution in parliament or have a voting to resolve the Lokpal logjam that could end Anna Hazare’s fast, Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan said Saturday.
“This will be a very unfortunate response to what Anna Hazare has written to the PM,” Bhushan told reporters, dashing hopes of an imminent end to the 74-year-old activist’s 12-day-old fast.
He said after a meeting with Law Minister Salman Khurshid that Hazare aides had been told that despite a special sitting of parliament over the Lokpal bill Saturday, “there won’t be any resolution or voting”.
There would only be a discussion, he said.
Sounding disappointed, he said: “We were given the impression last night that there will be a resolution after parliament discusses the matter or a voting. But now we are told that it won’t happen.
“Now this is not what we had understood at all. This is not ging to be helpful or meaningful.
“If the government is serious about (Hazare ending the fast), let them at least move a resolution… This will be a very unfortunate response to what Hazare has written to the PM.”
Asked if in this case Hazare would break his hunger strike, he said that would be for him (Hazare) to decide.