August 19, 2011

It’s important for Anna to become more flexible and respectful towards the democratic process, to give a bigger thrust to his movement

I was too young then to really remember it all; but I have heard from many people that the mass protests generated by the arrest of Anna Hazare are similar to the uprising called Total Revolution led by the late Jaiprakash Narayan in the early 1970s. In fact, it was the Total Revolution and the chaos that followed – and a historic blunder by Indira Gandhi – that led to the imposition of the Emergency in India in 1975. Many people are comparing today’s situation to the Emergency days.

The people of India are so fed up and so disgusted with corruption and our rotten and corrupt system that the wave of protests we see is hardly surprising. I have often publicly called India not a democracy but a demonocracy where crooked politicians and their criminal cohorts are openly plundering the nation; well aware that a dysfunctional judicial system will allow them to get away. In almost all cases, they have actually got away and have hence acquired the arrogance and swagger of pirates who know they are above and beyond the law. To that extent, the waves of protests, demonstrations, candle lit vigils and passionate slogans that are being witnessed across the nation were inevitable. And there is little doubt that the simplicity and stark clarity of the message being delivered by Anna Hazare has convinced thousands and thousands of Indians that Anna Hazare is a modern day messiah. I still remember the Jantar Mantar fast of April when even I was moved to write very strongly in favour of Anna Hazare and even bring out a special supplement on the power of civil society protests. I still think that there is enormous power and truth in the anti-corruption message that Anna Hazare is delivering.

And yet, I must confess that I do find some things a little disturbing. I know, passions and emotions are running so high at the moment that I run the risk of being vilified as a government stooge if I dare criticize Anna Hazare and his methods (Anyone who has been reading my editorials and columns over the years will, I am sure, laugh at the suggestion that I am a pro-establishment man!) . But just as I have often gone against the tide and slammed the government for many policies and actions, I feel strongly enough about this issue to point out to all passionate and emotionally charged Indians some basic home truths about this controversy.
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139 comments:

Mukesh said...

Anna do whatever you want to do i am with you.

Mukesh said...

Anna hazare is the second Gandhi

pramod singh kandasi said...

The India wake up again after the 1947. JAI HIND.... keep it up.. Anna Ji.. We all r with u............... Jai Hind.........

pramod singh kandasi said...

It is time to every Indian to protest against corruption by giving support to shree Anna Hazare for implementating the LOKPAL BILL.

suri said...

Today is the darkest day in Indian Democracy.

suri said...

jai hind, jai bharat,"said,"hazare" team . Violent revolution is coming. We will show ministers that common people are more powerful than Indian Army

suri said...

Now it is time to awake. Join hands . Intense anti government movement.

Mukesh said...

I am requesting all my friends please support Anna Hazare.
This is the second freedom fight.
Please cooperate.This is not only for one man this is for the whole nation.

Please support.............

suri said...

Now it will be worst than emergency. We are prepared. vande mataram.

sailaxmi said...

ANNA HAZARE IS GREAT SOCIAL CATALYST FOR NEEDS OF COMMON MAN IN INDIA.

suri said...

i am a supporter of Anna hazare…..and I believe that after coming this Jan Lokpal Bill there will be change in society

prakash said...

I am fed up with the scams and corruptions in our country. its eating away the country and its people like termites. my full support to anna and his bill, god forbid if nething happens to such patriots. its time i think to jump into the revolution with him.
Jai Hind JAi Bharat......

sailaxmi said...

Living away from my country feeling the heat of protest , i express my support for Team Anna ,wake up people come and join Anna ,support fight for corruption. I request All industrialists ,Film Actors ,activists ,Sports personals Rich Peoples ,IT Companies ,Schools involve each and every one to support this protest.

vijay said...

ANNA HAZARE IS GREAT ..HE IS NOT DOING ANY DRAMA HE IS DOING A VERY GOOD JOB FOR INDIA

sailaxmi said...

Corruption in india has only grown with the economy, no matter how true or false Anna hazare's intentions maybe, we need a voice to fight this corruption. Mr. Hazare has been the most effective person in taking the steps to a corruption free india. Who cares if he has other intentions, it still helps in creating a better india!

prakash said...

ANNA HAZRE...ROCKZZZZZZZZ.....JAI HIND ..JAI BAHARAT...the tym is nt so far when d india would be real independent india............

vijay said...

All Indian MUST to protest "anna hazare" and keep Indian national tri colour flag visible with their homes, offices, business premises, shops, building gates where ever its possible.

sailaxmi said...

WHat we have achieved since the last 60 odd years of INDEPENDENCE is nothing but INDEPENDENCE to Loot our own Country by these SHAMELESS POLITICIANS & Ruling ELite. Only people like ANNA can stand up to this terrorist Govt. I pray with my heart & soul for ANNA. To hell with these Ruling ELite.

prakash said...

Wish u all the best anna.....saara desh aap ke saath hai...

sailaxmi said...

ideal leader and now we have power like anna now we will wipe out the corruption from india we all with Anna Hazare's.

vijay said...

I’m a very very proud Indian but this govt. makes me feel ashamed to have to live in this great country.

vijay said...

This Gov don;t have rights to rule the country……Please get out of India…….

sujit said...

Good Luck for ANNA Hazare party ! Enough ! You have got Enough Popularity now . Lets go back to work now.

sujit said...

I do agree on Anna Going on Fast. We need to lead from the front if we want to change something and this could be our last chance.

subhash said...

Anna has shown us the real FACE of our LEADERS whom we have given our country to Grow and to be Protected. Now we have to unite to REMOVE and CLEAN such leaders who survive with CORRUPTION.
a SALUTE to Anna to give us an opprtunity to unite and fight against corruption.

sujit said...

i want corruption free india, and i support anna hazare.

subhash said...

the great movement after 1947 Anna has taken successfuly & stratagicaly.Team anna deserves compliments.

sujit said...

Anna tum age badho , ajadi ki dusri ladai mein hum tumhare sath hain, Bharat mata ke daman se bhrastacha ka boj halka kar hi abhi chen k nind soyenge..... Bharat mataki jay........... Vande mataram.............

sujit said...

Anna g u r a great MAN.u r my role model.all have to think like u than see the real picture of india. keep it up......we all r along with u JAI HIND JAI BHARAT.

subhash said...

Anna Hazare is the voice of INDIA. East or west anna is the best.

sujit said...

Anna Hajare could be compared with a world known personality. They have some common things in between them as below; 1) Both of them were in Military & fought war 2) Both of them were sent to jail 3) Both of them were non vegetarian and tee-totaller. 4) Both of them had support of few people 5) Both of them said what they are doing is for the common people & country's best interest. The world known personality I'm talking 'bout is - ADOLPH HITLER. I request all the sensitive people of the democratic India to use the common sense. Open your eyes where this movement is heading - Dictatorship.

subhash said...

Anna ji, all of us r with u against the issue of lokpal n corruption. Its gud to have a person like u on this issue so keep going sir. Jai hind....

sujit said...

BOLE TO SARE CONGRESS LEADER CHOR HAI SALE, IS LIYE ANNA HAZARE KO JAIL ME DAL DIYE HAI... IS THIS CORRECT ? THAN, FIRST PUT ALL CONGRESS LEADERS IN JAIL. Vande Mataram WE ALL WITH YOU ANNA.

ANUP KUMAR said...

I sincerely support Anna ji because he is fighting for all Indians and for India's future. For me he is a great MAN.

ANUP KUMAR said...

coI am always with Anna Hazare. I support Anna. Anna is a great MAN.
He is Fighting for all of INDIAN.

ANUP KUMAR said...

proud to be indian........were people like anna hazare lives in support for the whole countryman.....
fighting against the corruption for the people of india..

Sunil Bhardwaj said...

Thanks Anna hazare we all true Indian with you. Jai hind

Sunil Bhardwaj said...

Anna! keep it up. We are with you.

kandasipsk said...

we r with anna. sarfarosi ki tamanna ab humare dil mein hain... ab dekhna hai jor kitna bajuwe Congress and UPA mein hai.

Sunil Bhardwaj said...

जब से आये हो तुम अन्ना.......
तब से इन भ्रष्टों के खिलाफ...
सरकार की तानाशाही के खिलाफ.....
हम भी हुए हैं चौकन्ना.......
thx Anna for leading our fight......
WE ARE WITH YOU ANNA................:)

Brijesh Chaudhuri said...

Anna ji keep fighting...u r such a rising star...me and whole gwalior supports u

kandasipsk said...

Khuda kisi ko kisi pe naAZ kare to qayamat tak juda na kare mana ki koi marta nahi me par jee bhi to nahi pata tanhaai me AANA TUM NIDER RAHO HAM TU MARE SATH HAI INQLAB ZINDA BAD JAI HIND ANNA NAHI HAI ANDDHI HAI HAMARE DESH KA GANDHI HAI.

Brijesh Chaudhuri said...

Pura Bharat Anna Hazare ka support kar rha hai. aaj pure desh me dusri kranti ki lahar daur chuki hai. Anna Hazare hum sb apke saath hai.

kandasipsk said...

respeted anna hazare ji i m supported to u .becoz u r a second father of india. u r remove the corruption in india. when anna is doing so much on behalf of us we should come forward in groups and support him to get rid of this anti corruption. Jai Hind jai Bharat We love MY INDIA .....

Brijesh Chaudhuri said...

we are there with you sir.......... keep on.... and we all will face the problem together....
Its time for us of do or die.... whatever it be it will do improve our future too.

kandasipsk said...

Anna ji, vande matram. aap 'JAN LOKPAL ' par aage bade hum aapke saath hain. Ye NETAJI satta ke nashe main choor hain. ANGREJO KO aadarsh maante hain. plz conspiracy se bachiyega.

kandasipsk said...

I support Anna Hazare’s fast for national debate on Lokpal Bill. Atleast need Parliament to come out and respond to issue. People like Anna Hazare will force a people’s movement against the system. Like Gandhi did against the British.

kandasipsk said...

Corruption free INDIA is only in the Dream but this Dream can come true when each and every Indian fight against it otherewise only Leader like ANNA HAZARE is fighting and every one is sitting in there home and enjoying the IPL . if you want chane then change yourself and be in the movement against corruption.

PRAKASH IIPM said...

what is the guarantee that people on the committee of Janlokpal bill will not be corrupt ?
People demanding PM n Juries to bring under the scanner too atleast initiating with filing of FIR against them.. that both the issues can be resolved at equal on viceversa....

gaurav said...

One of message circulating net I like it “I am not opposing to any party. I am asking each citizen to go to your local member of parliament and tell them if anti corruption bill not pass then next time we don’t vote you. Make motto make poster stick all over city this is your contribution for India. And tell him clearly if he opposes in parliament this bill then he out in next election. As I done in my area. If you like my idea spread it please for our Corruption free India.” Jay Bharat

technophilo said...

No bill or anything can do magic unless we change their mindsets against corruption...
www.technophilo.blogspot.com

oakwood said...

The channels show Anna Hazare and his core team of supporters fighting a battle against a nameless government. Can the media also gives names and photographs of the members of parliament who are sitting there and watching this so that we see the feces of the people Anna is battling?

oakwood said...

I have checked the internet but have not seen the procedure of appointing the lokpal..also, who is the lokpal answerable to?

Indian said...

Dear All Indians,

Support Anna Ji..Indian Government is not democratic now. its in the hands of Blood Suckers(Politicians). Even we don't have to right to speak.Wake up India Wake up its already too late. What ever Anna Ji is going to do i will support him.We want one more freedom for our nation from the corruption. LOKPAL is MUST needed STRONGEST BILL for India.

gaurav said...

AFTER A LONG TIME. IT FINALLY STARTED ….AT DA TIME OF FREEDOM FIGHT WE WRE NOT DRE BUT WE ALL R WITH U FIGHT IN OUR SO CALLED COUNTRY FOR WHICH THOUSANDS OF LIFES WRE SACRIFICED DURING FREEDOM FIGHT …BUT NOW ALTHOUGH ITS OUR OWN COUNTRY WE R FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHTS ND WE INDIANS DERSERVE IT WE ALL R WITH U ANNA HAZARE ………U ROCk!!!

gaurav said...

I wholeheartedly support the issues raised by Anna Hazare..

gaurav said...

”The countrymen should not lose this spirit, this is our fight against corruption.” jai bharat jai hind

gaurav said...

Till Jan Lokpal Bill is passed, we will not leave Ramlila Maidan.

preeti said...

Mr Hazare was picked up by police at about 7.30am from a residence in east Delhi for "intending to defy prohibitory orders". Late afternoon, he was produced before a special executive magistrate. But he refused to sign a personal bond to be allowed to get out on bail and was remanded in judicial custody for seven days.

preeti said...

True to his word, Anna Hazare today revived his hunger protest for a strong Lokpal, and even the Delhi police detaining him in the early hours of Tuesday did not deter the 73-year-old Gandhian in his non-violent struggle against corruption.

preeti said...

The arrest of Mr Hazare and some of his close associates, set off a groundswell of protests across the country and this appeared to be spreading quickly. The arrest was condemned by political parties, the chief ministers of some non-Congress ruled states, non-government organisations and even parliament did not transact any business after an uproar on the issue forced an adjournment for the day.

gaurav said...

plz support anna hazare ji ko!!!

sujit said...

Delhi police commissioner BK Gupta said that the police was not keen that Mr Hazare be sent to judicial custody. He said police was prepared to release him on a personal bond if he would have given an undertaking that he would not defy Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code which prohibits the gathering of five or more people and ask his supporters not to do so also.

sujit said...

Mr Hazare is likely to be taken to Tihar jail where he will spend the time in judicial custody. Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal and Manoj Sisodia, three other leading activists of team Anna, have also been sent to judicial custody on similar grounds.

sailaxmi said...

“We are ready to talk to the government but there is no communication from their side. Where should we go to talk and whom should we talk to?”

sujit said...

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat described the arrest as "a strong attack on democratic rights. ... I believe it also reflects the Congress party's refusal to tolerate any movement against corruption. One can ask, why is the Congress leadership taking this decision? Clearly because its own government is steeped in corruption,"

sujit said...

In Nashik, a rally was taken out on the main street in protest against the arrest of Mr Hazare and this culminated in a public meeting in front of the district collectorate. Police resorted to a mild cane-charge to clear the road for traffic. The protestors included several professionals and a large number of women and youth. Protests were also reported from Mr Hazare's native Ahmednagar.

sailaxmi said...

“I want to tell the youth of this country that this fight should not be stopped with Lokpal..so plz support annaji for against CORRUPTION

sailaxmi said...

Satya ke Samne Asatya ki hammesha har hi hoti he!!!!!!! Anna saheb tum Age badho Sarkar jarur juke gi ......... jay hind

sailaxmi said...

”I have lost three kgs but I am getting energy from my supporters across the country.” anna ji ki jai ho .......anna hazare jinda baad!!

ANUP KUMAR said...

Opposition parties, peeved over the attitude of the Congress in parliament, said they would meet later today to decide on the course of action. Communist Party of India leader Gurudas Dasgupta said he had proposed a boycott of parliament for three days.

ANUP KUMAR said...

As protests swelled around the nation, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday defended the arrest of the country's highest-profile anti-corruption campaigner a day earlier.

Social activist Anna Hazare refused to leave jail after he rejected police limitations on a planned protest, and the government spent much of the day seeking a face-saving compromise.

pramod singh kandasi said...

अन्ना ने जो ठाना है, पूरे देश ने माना है.

जनलोकपाल बिल लाना है, भरस्टचार मिटाना है.

इंसाफ़ की डगर पर अन्ना ने दिखाया चलकर.

सत्य की जय हो, अन्ना की जीत तय हो.

हम अपना अधिकार माँगते, नही किसी से भीक माँगते.

pramod singh kandasi said...

अन्ना ने जो ठाना है, पूरे देश ने माना है.

जनलोकपाल बिल लाना है, भरस्टचार मिटाना है.

इंसाफ़ की डगर पर अन्ना ने दिखाया चलकर.

सत्य की जय हो, अन्ना की जीत तय हो.

हम अपना अधिकार माँगते, नही किसी से भीक माँगते.

ANUP KUMAR said...

He was taken into custody by police Tuesday when he told them he would defy orders to limit the protest to no more than three days in duration and no more than 5,000 people. Mass gatherings in support of Hazare have been swelling in urban centers around India.

Mukesh said...

We need Jan Lok Pal and we all support it.

pramod singh kandasi said...

Anna ek ummeed hain, Hindustan ki jeet hain!............

Mukesh said...

Anna Hazare move is excellent and highly appreciable.

Mukesh said...

har roj agar hum apne dimag ko yeh remind karyein ki na rishwat lagain na dengain, that day will be the start of corruption free INDIA formation. its difficult but possible.

Mukesh said...

अन्ना तुम संघर्ष करो हम
तुम्हारे साथ हैं,
केवल नारों से क्या होगा जबतक मन
नहीं साथ हैं.
जबतक हम सुविधा चाहते हैं जबतक
स्वार्थ हमारा है, "anna hazare jinda baad!!

mohit said...

at first i would like to thank you for bringing us an opportunity o get involve with a great cause.....but there is another person,a woman,her name is Irom Sharmila Chanu from manipur,who have been fasting for 10 long years against an inhuman law ,called AFSPA to bring the democratic right back to the people of manipur.i'm sure enough that you know this already,just to tell you this is a great casue too......and we must be with her as we allare with sri anna hazare.thank you once again

pramod singh kandasi said...

Jai Ho Anna Hazare. We Join Hands With U To FIGHT against CORRUPTION....

mohit said...

Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh should exert himself and ensure that the JAN LOKPAL BIll is passed in the current session of Parliament.He should not listen to his corrupt Ministers.By ensuring that the Bill is passed, he will become the Darling of entire India.

Mukesh said...

I REQUESTED TO ALL india PLEASE PRAY FOR ANNA'S HEALTH!!!

mohit said...

कल जब इतिहास के पन्नो में ये आन्दोलन लिखा जायेगा तो आपके सामने दो ही तरह की परिस्थितियाँ होंगी..
इसे पढ़ कर या तो आपके रोंगटे खड़े होंगे क्यूंकि आपने इसमें भाग लिया ..
या फिर आप सर झुकाए बैठे रहेंगे क्यूंकि आपने यहाँ से "भाग" लिया..
.
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फैसला आपका है..
आखिर सर आपका है..
वन्दे मातरम!!

mohit said...

Senior officers of Delhi Police reached Anna Hazare'sIndia Against Corruption: Anna Hazare arrested flat early in the morning and informed him that he could not leave his home. However, Hazare turned down the request following which he was detained.

mohit said...

"The implementation of the #Lokpal bill is complex. But tht cannt take away Anna's right to peaceful demonstration"

"Today's confrontation is not about the Congress or BJP. It is abt d ppl wanting more control over any elected government."

Celebrities React to Anna Hazare's Arrest

mohit said...

Kuch bhi karne ka but, Anna ko hurt nahi karne ka
Kyu ki anna ko hurt kiya to Desh ka Ego hurt hoga.
Samjo re baba Maji chhatakel.

mohit said...

Anna aap aage badho hum tumhare sath hai.
kandho se milty hai kandhey,
kadmo se kadam milty hai.
hum chalty hai jab aisy to dil dushman k hilty hai.
Anna we all are wid u.
jai hind !

kandasipsk said...

Anna hazare is fighting against corruption in India Society which is rightly moved on Peacefully and Non violently without even one news of Riot or Destruction. If it`s a Democratic Country, I didn't Understand Why the Indian Government is stopping him from his peaceful agitation. As i googled, I studied that, Anna Hazare seems to have announced " Indefinite Fast" but Not "Fast until death". He and His Team demands Strong Lokpal Bill. They are not adamant to have their own drafted bill to be made as law. All they are seeking is Discussion of Both Civilian people `s drafted Bill and Govt Bill to be presented in Parliament. The Anti Graft Bill is pending in its parliament since 1968. Its such an irony that our Financial AID to this country is never reaching its common masses but into the Politicians and Bureaucrats of that country. I roamed all across India While on a Holiday trip to Goa, and I think This movement is very much needed for that Society. Democracy is in shambles there.

gabbu said...

Govt. seems to be a chance dat Anna shud be ill ….. and they will take action against our anna…. so dat i m requesting to all iac supporters and anna supporters to dnt leave TEAM Anna and janlok pal bill fight against corruptin

kandasipsk said...

INDIANS ALL OVER THE WORLD IT IS URGENT TO STOP THESE GANG OF MANMOHAN WHO ARE NOTHING BUT FOREIGN AGENTS FROM ACTING ANY FURTHER FOR THE VERY SAKE OF FREEDOM AND COUNTRY'S FUTURE OF INDEPENDENCE WHICH IS SERIOUSLY ON THE LINE NOW. IF THESE TRAITORS IN DELHI ARE NOT REMOVED NOW ALL INDIANS WILL EXTREMELY REGRET THE CONSEQUENCES NOT ONLY TO THEM BUT TO THEIR NEXT GENERATION AND THE ENTIRE NATION'S FUTURE.

gabbu said...

Iam with hazare
I can see 21′century’s gandhiiji

Brijesh Chaudhuri said...

He was more clearly audible in the upper house, where he defended the police decision and accused Anna Hazare of trying to bypass the parliamentary process in pushing an alternative version of an anti-corruption bill.

kandasipsk said...

Gandhi was successful because he was dealing with civilized people, the English. If he had been dealing with a lot of other governments, he wouldn't have had a chance. Good luck to Anna Ji.

gabbu said...

Anna Hazare (leader of our nation)

Manmohan is a Chinese toy Made in India ,Build for America and Used by Italy …!

Bharath Matha Ki Jai…Vande Matharam!!

gabbu said...

Please support Anna and Be with him.. He needs us..
Government is taking a hell lot of time..Wat more can be expected..
God bless Anna and not let his efforts go waste !! We will continue this movement..

kandasipsk said...

Thanks Annaji … The whole youth is with you…Yes we want an ANTI-CORRUPT India so that we can actually live here, instead of going and living in other countries.
The Govt has to agree, because we are a Democratic Nation.

kandasipsk said...

अन्‍ना जी। हम आपका समर्थन करते है, हम आपका सम्‍मान करते हुए अभार व्‍यक्‍त करते है कि आपने हमारे अन्‍दर के छुपे भारतीयता को जगाने का जो प्रयास किया है, वह बहुत ही सराहनीय है
हम सदैव आपके साथ है

vijaykumar said...

But Saxena was not sure whether Anna's agitation over Lokpal was justified. "It's a complex matter and not something I can comment on off hand. The Lokpal Bill was neither necessary nor sufficient to tackle corruption. It can certainly facilitate it. It is a good bill and it should be passed. The difference between the government's version and Anna's version is quite immaterial." According to him, the government's Lokpal Bill was "quite effective" .

vijaykumar said...

This statement was clearly at variance with the government's line that Anna's arrest was justified as he had threatened to violate prohibitory orders . This "protest after securing permission" stance, in any case, has been a subject of ridicule among friends and foes of the government. Another prominent member of the NAC, Aruna Roy, who is also associated with the National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI), said the arrest of Anna Hazare and his team members was condemnable

vijaykumar said...

"It is the democratic right of every person to protest peacefully and it is the responsibility of the government to ensure that public protests do not inconvenience or endanger other people.

harvinder said...

Mr. Pawar said that Mr. Hazare had made his demands much in advance and already indicated that he would go on a hunger strike. Referring to Mr. Hazare's protests in Maharashtra, Mr. Pawar said that he had carried out many protests and fasts and the leadership had found a way out through mediation and discussion. He said even now when there were issues, he and the Chief Minister discussed and tried to resolve matters. However, he was not willing to get drawn into any criticism against the Centre.

harvinder said...

Mr. Pawar said the Jan Lokpal bill was pending and since this was a democracy, elected representatives in the Parliament would discuss it later. He said if any expertise from the State was needed, then Maharashtra was well-represented in the Union Cabinet.

harvinder said...

The Centre was perfectly capable of taking decisions on its own. In fact, some time ago, Congress president Sonia Gandhi had called a meeting of all the allies. When asked if he felt the Congress had not taken its allies into confidence, he said he would not comment on it.

Mukesh said...

A close associate of the Gandhian, who is fasting at the Ramlila Ground here, said that Anna while extending full support to Irom Sharmila has invited her to participate in the anti-corruption rally.

Mukesh said...

She is currently held at the security ward of the Jawaharlal Nehru hospital in Imphal, where she is fed a diet of liquids through her nose. Unlike Anna, Sharmila had begun her hunger strike over a decade ago, after the killing of 10 youths by the AR in Malom in November 2000 .

Mukesh said...

Anna Hazare has reached out to fellow protester Irom Sharmila Chanu, the Iron Lady of Manipur, inviting her to join the anti-corruption rally here.

A close associate of the Gandhian, who is fasting at the Ramlila Ground here, said that Anna while extending full support to Irom Sharmila has invited her to participate in the anti-corruption rally.

suri said...

He admitted that the decision to arrest Hazare Aug 16 was a mistake and the move to lodge him in Tihar Jail was "a big blunder". Both created more support for Hazare than he would have got otherwise.

suri said...

"Hazare has got support from every part of the country," Baishya said.

suri said...

Some critics of Hazare -- Yaskhi included -- claim that supporters of the BJP and its allied groups made up for a majority in the pro-Anna gatherings.

Hazare aides deny this, saying much of the participation comes from unattached middle classes and disadvantaged sections including housewives, bankers, traders, students, auto-rickshaw drivers, vendors et al.

pramod singh kandasi said...

mis"One has to absorb the larger political message, which is that people are exasperated with the kind of situation prevailing in India's public life and governance. Unless he (PM) gets a message and starts acting, we probably have a greater loss of faith of the popular perception of India in the kind of governance and parliamentary democracy that we have here," Jaitley said.

pramod singh kandasi said...

BJP had come out in support of Hazare's agitation for a strong and effective Lokpal Bill and insisted that though it may not agree with all the demands of the activists, it supported the "essence of these demands".

pramod singh kandasi said...

The Sonia Gandhi-headed National Advisory Council (NAC) has taken an interest in the matter. Two members of the NAC's working group on transparency and accountability - Aruna Roy and Harsh Mander - met with the civil society activists on Monday. Mander said the NAC might discuss the issue when the council meets at the end of this month.

suri said...

band karo yeh bhrashtachar ,
public bani hain thanedar
bhrashtachar mitayenge ,
lokpal ko layenge
gali gali main shor hain ,
sare neta chor hai
paisa paisa karte hain ,
isliye lokpal say darte hain
Ramlila maidan jayenge ,
desh ko bachayenge

suri said...

people are losing faith in the UPA govt!!

Sunil Bhardwaj said...

The 'fast-unto-death' by the 73-year-old social activist pushes the government into a corner at a time when it is facing an integrity crisis, following a series of 'big ticket' scams and the imprisonment of a cabinet minister.

Sunil Bhardwaj said...

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said due legislative processes have to be followed to deliver a "strong and effective" Lokpal law, which required time. This is seen as a clear message to Team Anna that its demand for rushing through the anti-graft legislation and having it cleared by Parliament by August 30 is just not reasonable.

suri said...

I STRONGLY IN SUPPORT OF JANLOKPAL BILL AND ANNA HAZARE JI.IF WE WANT TO SAVE OUR FUTURE GENERATION ITS TIME TO ACT NOW. [...]

Sunil Bhardwaj said...

In the Rajya Sabha, ruling Congress members prevented Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley from making a statement on the detention of Hazare and forced adjournment of the House for an hour.

suri said...

Today we will not just be like Gandhiji, but if the government doesn’t accept the peoples demands, we will become like Chhatrapati Shivaji.

suri said...

Yesterday my Blood Pressure was down, but today it is back in control because the strength of the nation is behind me. "anna jinda baad"

suri said...

ALL MP's who vote against the bill are not the representatives of people of India Jay Hind

simran said...

yet, if the government is guilty of being adamant and arrogant, is not Anna Hazare guilty of being the same? Anna Hazare and his supporters accuse the government of being intolerant and insensitive because it is refusing to accept their version of the Lok Pal Bill. But are they not displaying similar intolerance and insensitivity when they routinely brand anyone who expresses doubts about their version of the Lok Pal Bill as a traitor and a stooge? How can Anna and his team declare so confidently that it is only their version of the Lok Pal Bill that is perfect and no one else can say anything critical about it?

simran said...

Now its not about Just Lokpal Bill ,,its about , if we are not satisfied with anything ,,do we need to wait everytime for 5 years to complete and then speak out or Democracy gives an option to put our point and get it implemented even In-Between !! Arindam Sir , An article from you expected "What all to expect From a True Democracy" !!

simran said...

cuPlease give suggestion to ANNA Ji's camp you are very intelligent Arindam, people like you are needed always, please write your view on the page

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Gaurav said...

And its again and again being raise about the Deadline date 30th August set by Team Anna ... but the country and people very well realizes that its not about Dictatorship rather its about sincere efforts to get it done at this point of time itself because even Team Anna knows that its not possible everytime to get such a Mass Movement . If the effort by every Indian goes without any result this time ,,it will be a serious blow to the whole Nation . Everyone knows that if its get delayed this time it will take another 40 years to get a Leader Like Anna and Arvind kejriwal

Gaurav said...

wAnd its again and again being raise about the Deadline date 30th August set by Team Anna ... but the country and people very well realizes that its not about Dictatorship rather its about sincere efforts to get it done at this point of time itself because even Team Anna knows that its not possible everytime to get such a Mass Movement . If the effort by every Indian goes without any result this time ,,it will be a serious blow to the whole Nation . Everyone knows that if its get delayed this time it will take another 40 years to get a Leader Like Anna and Arvind kejriwal

Gaurav said...

Common Man has awakened 4m his deep slumber n time has come for him to work ............i warn the politicians to hibernate or else face the music..................too much water has flown under the bridge n common man s patience has broken all barriers ...........now flood is bound to come n d corrupt..........................bhagwan bachaye tumhe

preeti said...

I agree with you sir that Anna Hazare is being a bit arrogant. But I want to point out the "the demand of situation" to curve this govt. who are doing in a dictatorial way against anti corruption movement to guard their MPs isn't demand civil society (also Indian people) to be a bit arrogant about their demands.

preeti said...

corruption has to be rooted out from our minds... No bill can make any difference unless we change ourselves.

preeti said...

I totally agree with your viewpoint. Actually apart from corruption EGO will start palying its role.Probably the second fast and movement should have been timed after parliament action. Ultimately the team of expert and lawyers can only formulate the complete bill structure.Now anybody with any negative ref to bill is termed as traitor.

sailaxmi said...

we wil fight till we made india a next and only world super power nation....

sailaxmi said...

ANNA HAZARE IS THE VOICE AND DEVICE OF BETTER HUMAN FUTURE ON THE PLANET EARTH SO I SUPPORT ANNA HAZARE WITH ALL MY SPIRIT AND RESPECT....

sailaxmi said...

a democratic system of this country which only points towards a failed corrupted nation!To bring change in to the nation we should look at the world and join with this movement by any means........Such as Anna....

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