India's prime minister appealed Tuesday to an anti-corruption activist to end his weeklong hunger strike, offering to ask Parliament to debate a tougher version of proposed reform legislation. It was Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's first attempt at reaching a compromise with Anna Hazare, whose fast has galvanized tens of thousands of corruption-weary Indians and left the government flailing to respond. There was no immediate reaction from Hazare or his aides, who were demanding Parliament pass their more stringent version of a bill creating a government watchdog before he would end his fast. Singh's apparent concession came as the government initiated talks with Hazare's aides for the first time since he began his fast Aug. 16. The meeting with Law Minister Salman Khurshid yielded no immediate results, Hazare aide Arvind Kejriwal told reporters.