All-party meet failed to evolve a consensus on Lokpal Bill amid a demand by the Civil Society group led by Anna Hazare that the proposed law should have the Prime Minister and the higher judiciary within its ambit. It was a foregone conclusion because the ruling dispensation and the Opposition were keener on getting idea of each-other on Lokpal than reaching consensus. According to some Opposition parties, the meeting failed to reach conclusion because the government put up two proposals. First, there was a proposal made by Civil Society or Team Anna and second, the proposal made by the five ministers of the Central government, but the government is presenting them as its policy of transparency. It is difficult to say that if the government had prepared its own draft based on these two proposals, there would have been consensus on it, because on one hand there is face-off between the Congress and the BJP, on the other there is a divergence of the opinion of both these national parties and regional parties. If there had been consensus on Lokpal in the all-party meet, it would not have been of much significance, as there is a need of unanimity on Lokpal in Parliament. It would be wise for the government to make a concrete draft to present before the nation so that people should give their opinion on the Lokpal Bill and on the basis of that political parties could form a unanimous opinion.

However, the all-party meet gave its proposal that the government is committed to table the draft of Lokpal Bill in the monsoon session, but it has no significance. Such sort of commitment has been shown for the last 42 years, but the result is back to square one. The government and all other political parties must know that the people of the country are shocked with rampant corruption and they really want a strong and effective Lokpal. Although the government along with all political parties is advocating for a strong Lokpal, the meaning of a strong Lokpal is not yet clear, as they are not in favour of bringing the Prime Minister and MPs under its purview. It does not augur well that on the one end there is a promise of forming a strong Lokpal, on the other it is being said that constituting mere Lokpal will not eradicate corruption. It is quite right that Lokpal could not bridle all sorts of corruption, but the moot point is who is against taking required steps to curb corruption? It is an irony that both the Centre and state governments are showing slackness in taking concrete step to checkmate graft and a sleaze in the system that clearly reflected in the all-party meet for a strong Lokpal.