Jun 08, 2023
Jun 08, 2023
|A real anti-corruption movement should seek to provide autonomy to the enforcement agencies to go after the corrupt. Team Anna on the other hand has been silent on this and this bothers me.|
More by : Naagesh Padmanaban
|You're right. I instinctively tend to shy away from any movement that seems untethered. While I was all for Anna in the first agitation, the second one didn't exactly make my trigger finger itch. While his movement may or may not be manipulated, it's objectives have still not been achieved. The Govt has only said it will consider his 3 main demands. And like you pointed out, it is not inadequacy of laws and legislation, but lack of political will that leads to corruption in the first place. Even a humble act like the Income Tax Act of 1961 is enough to tackle corruption if there is momentum behind it. If X earns 100 Rs per month, his early income is 1200. If he has assets worth 3000 or 4000 within an year, then surely his investments have not earned him that much return and he has acquired them through non legitimate means. It is common sense.So the lack of political will has to be tackled more than mere legislation and creating super bodies for implementation.|
Nobody is condoning corruption; We all support tough anti-corruption laws. As already mentioned, the scale of corruption under UPA has enraged all of us. The biggest victims of corruption is the weakest sections of society - on whom it is often wreaks the worst punishment.
That being said, Anna and his team has not answered several important questions - a) Why has Anna refused to include well known Indians from industry, academia, public sector, media , bureaucracy from different regions of the country in his drafting team? b) Why has Anna’s Bill excluded the private sector and NGOs ? The 2G scam is all about a few private sector companies cornering the license and looting the exchequer. c) Why is Anna insisting that only his Bill should be considered by Parliament? Even Justice Santosh Hegde has objected to Anna “dictating” to Parliament. d) Who is he accountable to? Anna is setting a dangerous precedent. If his tactic can succeed, we do not need Parliament to make laws. All we need is money and muscle power and fast-unto-deaths to make our own laws. India will disintegrate in no time.
|Naagesh saheb, your fears are unfounded. Over three to four decades I have seen how the judiciary had been handled. Even in case of Cash for Profit, the then Speaker Somanath babu allowed many hon'ble MPs go scotfree, and we also know at the time of trust votes how hon'ble MPs are purchased.|
Anna hazare team did try to negotiate with Govt. but the latter were too arrogant. The same thing they did with Swami Ramdev ji. How do you justiify Naagesh saheb when fasting people in sleep at midnight were attacked! And can body believe that Delhi Police can do all these on its own!!
Politicians have forgotten the power of the common man, many are poor and illiterate and therefore the politicians believe a sachet of liquor and a few bucks are enough to buy their votes.
And Naagesh saheb, what is Hon'ble Laloo after
'chara ghotala' doing in the Ministry. And so is DMK!! You are very wrong in your write-up. We love democracy, and not dynastic rule across the country. Please do think quietly. Thank you, dear friend.
|It's too naive and foolish to believe that there are no political intentions behind this movement of Hazare. A very large number of sober Indians know that there are strings that control the whole thing.The desire to become 'great' , the desire to grab power, and media attention - these are some of the driving forces.|
|Indians, particularly Hindus are famous for leg-pulling that is we were governed by the Mugals then British and now a foreigner. And this is one of the best example. Congratulation for the same Mr Padabanaban Sir !|
|I wasted 5 mins reading this hogwash and another 2 mins now typing comments. I know you won't publish this. All I can say whoever you are.... people are no fools.. majority of people supporting Anna know what they want out of life. Not all of them are young twitterrati.. I am sure you have not gone to maidan yourself to verify the background of the people..|
This whole counter arugument of letting the Parliament do its job is crap.
I better not waste my time commenting... you better join Arundhati's crusade.. or stick to Boloji
|U take time to write down abt agitation and raise doubts, in this connection I wish to say that from somewhere u have to start moreover don't take RIGHTIST stand on function of ANNA GROUP gave them support to start to curb corruption it is not easy to do that Society would face so many hurdles fighting it from within and from benificiries in coming time.|
And if u are having any genuine doubts share with them instead of public forms to strenghthen the movement.
It is a try and hope for good.
|you have shown how faulty and inept is the Anna's movement but you have not shown the solution to do away with corruption. For me Jan Lokpal bill should be from the elected people in the parliament which takes new life after midterm election which can be faught on the issue of corruption.|