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Govt In Bind, Admits PM

PTI 24 Aug 2011, 20:35:41 IST

New Delhi, Aug 24: Admitting that the government was in a “bind” from which it has to come out, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said tonight that “practical and pragmatic” solutions have to be found to the Lokpal issue.

However, the Prime Minister indicated that the government does not favour withdrawal of the Lokpal Bill already introduced by it in Parliament and being considered by a Standing Committee.

Singh shook his head to indicate this when asked whether the government would accept the demand of major opposition parties for withdrawal of the government Bill and its replacement by a fresh Bill incorporating clauses from drafts from various quarters. PTI