In the end it proved to be like bollywood scripts. ‘Ant mein sab acha ho jaata hai aur agar na ho to picture abhi baaki hai dost’. Now acha is from where you see it and for politicians having a body which can scrutinize them is not acha thing. We have had successfully installed highly corrupted system in our 64 years of independence and some one like anna hazare wants to dismantle corrupted system???…How can that be?
So government is set to go ahead with their version of lok pal bill and their version would make sure that there is cosmetic body which would make reports but in end whether government wants to act on that report or not is strictly government juridiction.So we can imagine what would be use of lokpal. It would be like many other bodies who are toothless to root out corruption but their reports would make media reports..
As it became official that government would go ahead with their version of lok pal bill , anna hazare would once again go on fast on august 16th. Government has implemented section 144 in jantar mantar which is government’s attempt to make sure that anna doesnot have his way.
Ironically protesting is one of important rights of any citizen and what anna is upto is purely legal and purely legitimate. Also was anna left with any other option?. I fully understand that in democracy parliament has right to debate and make laws but in the end what is parliament?. It is mere representation of people of India and in end people’s will is supreme and over anything else. The reason for existence of constitution itself is for the people. The prime minister , his cabinet , the parliament , the police , the judiciary , the government machinery , all exist for people of India.
People of India are frustrated because of corruption. The very system which was designed to serve people is preying on the same people. Corruption is number one problem for India and we need a far more powerful body which can hold parliamentarians , prime minister and even judiciary to account.
While it is true that people sitting in parliament (loksabha) have worked their way to earn their place in parliament. They have been voted by people of India and nothing can take away that fact but at same time the same parliament has not been able to make sure that criminals dont get into the parliament. The same parliament has not been able to make sure that corruption doesnot become mode of governance.
While the main onus of elections lies among us who vote , it is also true that in country where religion or caste or family is basis of voting , we get people who dont shy away from taking bribes and even giving bribes to keep holding their chairs!!!!!!!!!…
Why I have been extremely vocal in supporting anna’s movement is because corruption is no more just another issue , it is THE ISSUE. corruption is not only eating this nation up like termite it has its foot prints on many other issues which effect our security and lives. Corruption has to be rooted out and one of most effective ways of doing that is having a powerful body which can scrutinize. Yes we do have CAG And CVC but how many people have been punished on basis of cvc report. CAG is doing great job and 2g scam report is perfect example of that , now having strong lok pal would make sure that we have more transperant system.
What is wrong in having prime minister , parliamentarians , higher judiciary and lower bureaucracy under ampit of lok pal?. In the end who are all these people?. Who pays them salary?. Who are they in very end accountable to?. Obviously the people of India.
I understand that we have system of parliament and prime minister is answerable to parliament which in turn is anwerable to people but that system has done little to make lives of Indian corrupt free . Isn’t it?. No body is saying to dismantle that system but lokpal would infact strengthen the quality of governance and make parliament more productive and transparent.
16th august is THE DAY. Anna’s fast would trigger the necessary reforms and would create pathway to corrupt free India. We have long long long way to go before we achieve dream of ambedkar, gandhiji, subhash , sardar , bhagat singh and azad. Its time for change and things would change…