What is wrong? What should be done?

Should we be now afraid of Anna?

I think we should be after hearing Arvind Kejriwal say that Anna Hazare is above the Parliament. I think Arvind Kejriwal has lost it or is it arrogance talking. Of course, the citizen of the country is supposed to be the proverbial “King” and certainly above the Parliament because he actually makes the Parliament collectively with other citizens. He is above the Parliament as he can vote and change the people who form the Parliament. But no individual can dictate what the Parliament should do or not do as Anna Hazare id doing. Anna Hazare can certainly using his popularity, his views and vision to take part in the elections and control the government but try to implement his ideas and nobody can stop him. But he cannot do Dadagiri as an individual citizen. Imagine what would happen if everybody started dictating to the Parliament what it should do or not do. There would be Anarchy. We have a number of people who have a large public following including celebrities, mahatmas and even industrialists like Narayan Murthy who can go on fast and start dictating unreasonable terms to the Parliament or the government.

So is there a difference between Anna Hazare and the politicians that we have? The politicians take the support of the citizens to win elections and then use the power given to them against the interest of the citizens. Anna Hazare is also misusing the support of the citizens of this country by trying to force a Lokpal Bill on us as well as destroying the highest institution of democracy, the Parliament. Power has certainly corrupted the minds of people like Arvind Kejriwal if he insists that Anna Hazare is above the Parliament.

I am also a citizen of this country. How do I know that Anna’s plan is good? I believe that Anna’s Lokpal Bill gives too much power to one single authority and overides the basic principle of separation of judiciary, legislature and administration. Such a bill is not acceptable to me. I am not willing top accept wahtever Anna proposes. In fact, I am against coming out with new laws as one can modify present laws and most important start implementing laws.

What I am afraid of is that without power Anna is behaving like a dictator, what would happen if he or his cronies get into power. Anna has no choice but to fight elections. If he does that I am with him. I will fight the elections with him. There is legal way available for us to take action and take our country back from the corrupt. I do hope we do not lose this opportunity because of unreasonable demands and actions of people like Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev. I believe with the supporters of Anna, Baba Ramdev and other like minded individuals and organizations, we can overthrow the government in the elections and make our country “corruption free.”

Avinash Narula

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S.P. ManchandaOctober 11th, 2011 at 4:07 am

Arvind Kejriwal should not talk like politicians and work for teaching RTI. Instead of talking to people whom to vote or not vote, demonstration, hunger strike, jail-bharo etc., Anna and his team should ask people to learn/assert their rights under the present laws. Whosoever comes in power with many new ‘Lokpals’, India will get freedom from corruption if the people of this country are taught of using of their rights. If only 5-10 percent people in any organization start using RTI judicially and then learn filing complaints/writs, we can achieve desirable success in 1-2 years only.

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EthelynOctober 18th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Arvind Kejriwal should not talk like politicians and work for teaching RTI. Instead of talking to people whom to vote or not vote, demonstration, hunger strike, jail-bharo etc., Anna and his team should ask people to learn/assert their rights under the present laws. Whosoever comes in power with many new ‘Lokpals’, India will get freedom from corruption if the people of this country are taught of using of their rights. If only 5-10 percent people in any organization start using RTI judicially and then learn filing complaints/writs, we can achieve desirable success in 1-2 years only.
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MonicaApril 21st, 2012 at 2:29 am

I was always apprehensive of movements like this!Already people my age don’t give a damn to politics,forgetting that its politics which makes the nation run!and thanks to anna politics has more hatred now :P

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