New Delhi: Amid the standoff with Team Anna over the Lokpal Bill, government has convened an all-party meeting on Wednesday to find a way to solve the issue.

Leaders of all political parties have been invited to attend the meet scheduled for 3.30 pm on Wednesday.

Sources said government is of the view that some of the demands put forth by Hazare and his associates require a wider political consensus before a decision could be taken.

In a related development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday held a detailed meeting with Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, looking into the Lokpal Bill.

Sources said the meeting discussed various options to end the impasse over the issue as Hazare's fast entered the eighth day on Tuesday.

Singhvi had on Monday said that difference between the government and Hazare on Lokpal Bill were more to do with methodology rather than content and said the Committee on Law and Justice and Personnel was open to all kinds of opinions and inputs to send a strong and acceptable to all Lokpal Bill back to the Parliament.

Congress member Praveen Singh Aron has already submitted a copy of Hazare's Jan Lokpal Bill for consideration of the Committee.

Talks only way out: Dikshit to PM

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday said dialogue is the only way to end the stand-off with Team Anna as she met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his Parliament House office.

“All I can say that we should find a solution," she told reporters outside the Parliament House after meeting the Prime Minister.
Asked whether the dialogue is the only way to end the crisis, the Chief Minister said, "What else, only dialogue. I am saying...a dialogue of mutual respect."

When asked about the situation, she said, "It is worrisome."

During the meeting, the Chief Minister is believed to have expressed concern over protesters staging demonstrations outside residences of political leaders.

Sources said the Prime Minister stressed on the need to find a solution to the issue.

Dikshit had on Monday said serious efforts are underway to resolve the issue.

"Serious efforts are on to find a solution. The Prime Minister has already spoken about it. The government is working on it (to find a solution)," said Dikshit.

Asked whether she shared the views of her son and Delhi MP Sandeep Dikshit that it was wrong on part of Delhi Police to arrest Hazare, she refused to give a direct reply.    

"That stage is already over. Now we will have to find solution to the problem," she said.

The East Delhi MP last week had said that the Gandhian should not have been arrested by the police.

Dikshit met Singh in the wake of Team Anna's demand that government mandate somebody officially for opening a political dialogue on the Lokpal issue and suggested that it either withdraw the official bill or amend it by including  provisions of the Jan Lokpal Bill.

(Agencies)