Monday, 29 August 2011
Anna Hazare, The Iron Man of India
Meet Anna Hazare. They call him Second Gandhi of India. An ex army man carrying true patriotic spirit is trying to change the phase of "Corrupted" India. He is leading a movement for passing a stronger anti-corruption Lokpal bill which is pending from last 42 years. Believe it. This is a revolution. And the whole India is backing him up. If not whole then at least the major middle class mass. The entire hue and cry, the dharnas, the gathering and the protest is constantly proving that the Indian middle class matters. It matters a lot. Finally Indians are waking up to fight against corruption. But where do we exactly stand? Anna started his Hunger strike in the month of April and you can see him again on Hunger strike in August with strong supporters like us. This has not moved a bit and he didn’t get the Jan Lokpal Bill till now. He didn’t even get a resolution passed in favour of his three sticking points. But yes we have huge supporters from different strata of our Society starting from Film stars to the normal people like us. His fast hasn't achieved anything but was able to bent Parliament a little to his will. If you look at it, the half way victory is a win-win for all of us. People are well aware about the current predicament and Anna Hazare. In nearly two hundred cities across India, thousands of college students, young corporate and housewives are joining Anna's campaign in every minute. Even the 6 year olds in the school know about him and support him with whatever little they have heard about him from their teachers and parents. This is called mass pulling in true sense. If the victory is half a way then the remaining laps are not that far. The glass may look half empty but it won’t take much time to fill it up to its brim.
What is the take of our so called Country heads on Anna. What do they have to say? Why are not they coming out to help to pass the bill when the whole country agrees to it? Is it a dare or a double dare for them?
Rahul Gandhi has finally broken his month long silence on the face-off between the corrupted government and Anna Hazare's campaign by saying, "In the last few months, Anna has helped the people to articulate this same sentiment (against corruption). I thank him for that". Rahul, do you just have to thank him? Why not standing by him?
On the other side, Mr Manmohan Singh says "He has become the embodiment of our people's disgust and concern about tackling corruption. I applaud him, I salute him. His life is much too precious and therefore, I would like to urge Anna Hazare to end this fast". Anna is used to hunger strike. Please don’t think too much about it. If not you then someone else is trying to spruce up our country. Why not fastening the procedure to pass the anti corruption Bill quickly in the Parliament Mr Prime Minister? What are you doing?
Sonia Gandhi is a sad story. She is recovering some serious ailment. When will India recover? Our Government is drunk and drugged with power and corruption. When will you sober up?