Amid sharp differences in the Parliamentary Committee examining the Lokpal Bill on a variety of issues including bringing Prime Minister under its ambit, panel chairman Abhishek Singhvi has called a fresh meeting on Thursday evening.
While the Standing Committee on Personnel and Law and Justice held its last meeting on Wednesday on Lokpal Bill, a fresh meeting has been convened, apparently to iron out differences and reach an agreement among members.
Some members said the committee's decision to include group C officials under the ambit of Lokpal taken on Wednesday evening could also be discussed.
In Wednesday's meeting, several members, including those from the Bharatiya Janata Party [ Images ], disagreed with various aspects like inclusion of the Prime Minister under the ambit of the anti-corruption watchdog.
BJP members wanted inclusion of Prime Minister with some safeguards and citizens' charter to be a part of the Lokpal institution. They also demanded the inclusion of the entire bureaucracy under the ambit of the ombudsman.
Samajwadi Party's main demand was to make citizen's charter a part of the Lokpal.
Singhvi said the report to be tabled in Parliament will reflect have dissent notes of members who have divergent views on "some" issues.