What is wrong? What should be done?

Even Mayawati gets it right. Why can’t Anna Hazare?

Economic Times reported comments of UP CM Mayawati on the Lokpal Bill as follows:

1. Civil Society members should not rely on the central government to get the Lokpal bill a reality.

2. The tussle between the Civil Society members and government is just a drama.

3. The conditions of the Lokpal Bill as proposed by the Civil Society are such the the Parliament would not be able to pass the proposed bill in the form wanted by the civil society. In such a case, the UPA government would refer it to a Parliamentary committee where it would then keep lying for years.

4. The Civil Society members should take the issue public and get favourable candidates elected in 2014 so that they can get the desired law passed in the Parliament.

Exactly, what I have been saying all along at the top of my voice. I am actually surprised that Mayawati has got it and others like the Civil Society Members which even have 2 emminent lawyers who should understand the law better than you, me and Mayawati have still not got it. The only thing I do not agree with Mayawati is that we wait till 2014. We need to start fighting every election that is held from now on on the plank of removing corruption. I believe that we can win if the people of this country walk their talk.

Avinash Narula

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S.P. ManchandaJune 17th, 2011 at 9:06 am

But here you are wrong, respected sir. We all know the elections are not meant for intellectuals. They are fought and won by majority, we have SC/ST community, minority communities and many other castes and group-ism. Most of these don’t understand what is right or wrong law. The corrupt politicians take advantage of lax laws and win elections to compensate expenses they incurred to fight elections.
We will not be surprised when Mayawati will win election if Anna plans to fight against her in UP. We should first plan to break this vicious circle

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MorgunJune 26th, 2011 at 10:08 am

But here you are wrong, respected sir. We all know the elections are not meant for intellectuals. They are fought and won by majority, we have SC/ST community, minority communities and many other castes and group-ism. Most of these don’t understand what is right or wrong law. The corrupt politicians take advantage of lax laws and win elections to compensate expenses they incurred to fight elections.We will not be surprised when Mayawati will win election if Anna plans to fight against her in UP. We should first plan to break this vicious circle
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Avinash Narula Reply:

morgun hi!

thanks for your response. I regret that I don’t agree with you. Nitish Kumar has won in Bihar and he has won on the basis of governance. CPM and DMK have been thrown out also on the basis of governance and corruption. To say that people in the villages do not understand any and all issues would be incorrect. People in the villages are as fed up with corruption as we are in the cities. The uneducated are as fed up with corruption as the educated. The uneducated may not understand foreign policy issues but they do undertstand issues related to roti, kapada and makaan.

Today, I was watching an interview of a jounalist on the TV and what I heard I think is relevant in India also. In the revolutions taking place in the middle east in various countries, no one is talking about religion, al quieda or religious extreminism. Everyone who is taking part in these revolution is talking about liberty, freedom, jobs and a higher standard of living. The same is now true of most of India. People are increasingly becoming more interested in water, electricity, jobs and development and not other issues like caste etc.

You cannot blame the people for voting the way they do. When I voted last time what were my choices. Either Congress or BJP. Whichever way I voted I knew I am in a jam. I didn’t see an alternative other than that.

We are already in jungle raj but we have the means to overcome the jungle raj by winning elections and making the changes. If, instead we allow small groups of people like Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev to force their will on the government would be destroying the basic principles of democracy.

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S P LoonkerJuly 2nd, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Jago Party, Lok Satta Party, Professionals Party of India are looking for good honest Indians with integrity to come forward and contest elections at all levels. We need candidates for upcoming Municipal elections in cities of Maharashtra and in Delhi and for MLA elections in UP, HP, Goa. Please contact us.

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Avinash Narula Reply:

suryaji hi!

Thanks for your mail.

Orignally, my logic was that we change the system by bringing competition into politics. The thought we can do this by honest people fighting as independents. However, I realized this would not achieve much because the current political parties would be in control and my being an MP or MLC would be useless. I have realized that if we want to bring about a change, we have to get into power in one go and I have thought of a way to at least try to do so. Since I cannot implement the plan alone, I want to bring it in the public domain. For this, I am in the process of writing a book on the subject to explain my plan in detail with logic.

I believe that even we have the Lokpal bill, it may be a step forward but it will not achieve much. People are fighting over trying to bring PM under the Lokpal. This issue at this stage is insignificant. If all the others are made accountable, PM will not be able to do anything. What is more important that we get everybody in the government accountable and a fast implementation of the law.

If Jago Party is interested in listening to my idea, I will be happy to discuss with you and the leadership of your party.

I am interested in fighting elections but when I don’t know.

thanks

avinash

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