So now it seems to be final. Anna Hazare is again going on fast from december 27th for strong lok pal bill. After lots of speculation of would he , wont he , finally anna hazare declared his plan.
Being disappointed with Lok Pal bill which government has proposed , Anna reacted angrily with call of jail bharao from 1st jan.
Battle lines are drawn , bighul baj chuka hai…Anna is adamant on fast and government has time and again shown its lack of willingness to bring strong lok pal bill…Anna’s movement started from march and this is December 20th . Lokpal bill which is pending since last 40 years seem to finally see being passed as law but but but it is bill which seems to be symbolic considering not giving lok pal investigative arm…
Government on other hand claims that draft proposed is best possible bill and politicians claim that if LOK PAL is made too powerful , it would become most corrupted body in the country.
Is Anna Fast Justified?
When government is bringing the bill and when it is ready to have prime minister answerable to lok pal with riders , have citizen charter and judicial accountability bill , is anna justified to go on another fast?
Well for LOK PAL to function properly it needs investigation arm. Without it what would it do. Government says that CBI would be answerable to LOK PAL in cases where LOK PAL receives complain but same CBI comes under government too.
Now imagine a situation like 2G Scam. If LOK PAL existed at that time in current proposed way , what would have happened?. Lok Pal would have received complain and would have asked CBI which comes under Chidambaram to conduct inquiry for 2G Scam. Does it make sense that body coming under party of scrutiny inquiring against it?. How unbiased would that be?
Idea of having LOK PAL is not having another body like cvc or even cag which can do nothing much than making reports and tabling it. Why do we then need lok pal at first place?. Whole idea of having lok pal is to have independent body .
Yes I am fine with that body being made accountable and idea of 100 mps complaining against lok pal works for me. We cant have extremely powerful body who is accountable to none.
So as far as some clauses of proposed LOK PAL BILL is concerned yes Anna Is justified to go on fast…
Would Another Fast Succeed?
It is true that by running anti congress campaign in haryana , anna team added political shades to its campaign and naturally people who are supportive of congress would keep out of anna team now but at same time it is also true that people dont trust government for bringing strong lok pal bill. Scam hit upa-2′s credibility is all time low .
According to me it is high time that we give due to all those people who lost their lives or sacrificed their career to earn India , its freedom. Their dream is still to be realized and the biggest obstacle in front of their dream is corruption.
It doesnot matter whether we grow by 9% 0r 100% as long as aam aadmi doesnot get benefitted from it , has to give chai pani in every interaction , he/she has with government ..
Corruption needs to be fought till we have least possibility of it occuring and LOK PAL is one of most important steps for that. Let us take a stand for better future of every one who lives here and hopes for better life…Jai Hind