Govt may bring PM and group C staff under Lokpal ambit

New Delhi : Feeling isolated and cornered by Team Anna and the Opposition the government may accept the demand for including the prime minister and group C employees, top Congress sources said Monday .

Sources said the whistle blowers protection bill and the grievance redressal bill will be separately moved and would not be part of the Lokpal bill.

Issues such as including the prime minister and group C employees within the Lokpal ambit would be taken up at the meeting, which will be preceded by a United Progressive Alliance (UPA) meeting Tuesday.

The government decided on the all-party meeting after a parliamentary standing committee’s report on the Lokpal bill evoked criticism from Team Anna and the opposition.

Several opposition parties, including the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Communist Party of India-Marxist, Sunday shared stage with Hazare and demanded a strong Lokpal bill.

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