New Delhi: Gandhian leader Anna Hazare, as part of his outreach to all political parties on the Lokpal crisis, will ask Sonia Gandhi to support him against her own party wishes. In a meeting scheduled to take place on June 30, both the eminent figures will come face to face for the first time and try to reach a consensus on the Lokpal ambit.

After senior BJP leader LK Advani and Left Front’s prominent figure AB Bardhan, Anna will be meeting the UPA Chairperson, in a bid to reach common grounds on the Lokpal draft.

Observers believe that instead of any assurances, Anna will try his best to attain a positive outcome from the meeting with the AICC Chief as she has an important role to play in the ruling government.

However, sources claim it will be a difficult task for the Team Anna to get any concrete response from Sonia as she can be quite prudent in her approach towards them and will not easily play her cards.

Even in her recent exchange of letters with Anna, she had tersely replied for making the ‘smear remark’ public.

On similar lines, during the spat between Kapil Sibal and Anna, she had not sided with anybody. But, this time she has not only given time to Anna but has also gone through the Lokpal draft thoroughly.

Regarding the meeting, sources deem that that even besides Sonia’s warm welcome, the meeting would conclude as baseless and the deadlock over Lokpal will continue.

JPN/Bureau