ANNACALYPSE: Myth or Reality

rananjay.jpgRananjay Anand
It's been a long silence that I'm writing this piece since my last post on this blog in April this year. Coincidentally, my last piece was written just after the abrupt end of the Anna Movement, Round-I. Now, connecting this to make a continuity with my last write-up (Check & Mate), it's been established that  "India Against Corruption" scored self-goal by playing into the tunes of Congress politics and giving it an abrupt end. Even then, I will consider it as a winning point to be on optimistic side considering it as the ICE-BREAKER for uniting the "Civil Society" of India. The way Congress came forward and posed themselves like a crusader against Corruption was quite intriguing, and the same fear turned into reality when Congress crushed Baba Ramdev's movement and the way they are acting against Round-2 of Anna Movement, is a proof of Congress's arrogance. I'm still of the opinion that JUDICIARY should never be taken under the gambit of JAN LOKPAL, as even after the few charges of corruption, it's only Judiciary, which is saving this country. Of course Prime Minister must come under this. But one thing must be clear that Bills cannot be passed on streets.
 

It's been a long silence that I'm writing this piece since my last post on this blog in April this year. Coincidentally, my last piece was written just after the abrupt end of the Anna Movement, Round-I. Now, connecting this to make a continuity with my last write-up (Check & Mate), it's been established that  "India Against Corruption" scored self-goal by playing into the tunes of Congress politics and giving it an abrupt end. Even then, I will consider it as a winning point to be on optimistic side considering it as the ICE-BREAKER for uniting the "Civil Society" of India.

The way Congress came forward and posed themselves like a crusader against Corruption was quite intriguing, and the same fear turned into reality when Congress crushed Baba Ramdev's movement and the way they are acting against Round-2 of Anna Movement, is a proof of Congress's arrogance.

I'm still of the opinion that JUDICIARY should never be taken under the gambit of JAN LOKPAL, as even after the few charges of corruption, it's only Judiciary, which is saving this country. Of course Prime Minister must come under this. But one thing must be clear that Bills cannot be passed on streets. It must go to parliament and discussion should be done to approve a very strong Jan Lokpal Bill. Anna Movement can be a CATALYST for change, but not certainly the Rule-Maker.

The Bone of Contention here is not the Drafted Bill anymore, but it's the murder of Democratic Ethos by the ruling Congress led UPA Govt. Anna Team sought permission for peaceful protest at Jantar-Mantar ground. The Govt. has given permission for the same based on 22 pre-conditions, which was ridiculous to see. Anna team defied this and then Congress led Govt denied permission. They arrested Anna, then released Anna, then Anna refused to to come out of the jail till Govt. assures him for the peaceful protest. It is full denial for practicing  Fundamental Right to Protest and Dissent. In the meantime, Congress tried to bully Anna Hazare by accusing Anna Hazare the most Corrupt, his movement as a bunch of  fascist, leftist, opportunists and corrupts. All these nervous actions of Govt. shows how Congress is lacking strategy and policy. This is sheer show of arrogance, which will definitely bring down the Govt. The way Govt. treated Anna Hazare, it recounted the days of EMERGENCY and even the days of British Rules before Independence. So it's imperative that people come ahead and fight till finish against this AUTHORITARIAN ATTITUDE of the Congress led Govt. This is completely against India's democratic ethos. It's a murder of India's democracy. And this needs serious attention of people of India. And here I personally feel that the current Govt. and future Govts. should fear to act over-complacent blinded by their power.

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