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Friday, August 19, 2011

I support Anna Hazare Movement !

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So, a particular movement has taken the nation by storm! The bottled-up feelings of India's common man has found a way out, making the entire world sit up and watch.
And frankly, there is every reason for the common man to be angry. Just today there was news that a private medical college in Mumbai is asking for 1.7 crore as capitation fee for P.G. Radiology course. Certainly, this comes under corruption? And this is just one of the few incidents that have been reported. Just the other day, somebody told me that the gas cylinder boy charges her an extra Rs.15 for the cylinder he delivers home.
And so with all this if Anna Hazare says that PM should also come under the ambit of Lokpal Bill, what is wrong?
Years ago, Laloo Prasad Yadav, the then Chief Minister of Bihar was asked to step down as his name figured in the fodder scandal. Yes he did step down, only to make his wife Rabri Devi the Chief Minister of Bihar! Could the government do anything there? What followed was total anarchy with steep rise in corruption, kidnapping and other such anti-social happenings. Is it possible to forget how Mayawati, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, has squandered crores of rupees on making a bungalow as also statues of her mentor Kanshi Ram and herself ?
It would be disastrous to have such persons on the prime minister's seat; worst still to watch them make merry with Comptroller and Auditor General as well as other official bodies watching them helplessly!
Saying that Anna Hazare is challenging the authority of those who have been elected to power by the people of India, is an incorrect argument. We all know that many of these parliamentarians have a tainted or criminal record and that they have come to power because of luck, manipulation, money or whatever. Thus, if they  play foul, so can the common man. Let's say, All is fair in corrupt politics!