Indian anti-corruption movement

BJP advertisement showing a garlanded photo of Anna Hazare

2 days after Anna threatens agitation against government, ad shows a garland on his photo

News media quoted Anna Hazare criticizing the Modi government on not fulfilling its promises re black money and Lokpal Bill. Here is a quote from January 29th, 2015 – Indian Express: “Before he became the PM, Modi had promised to deposit Rs 15 lakh in every Indian’s account by bringing back black money. It has …

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A Derailed Andolan

It was with much admiration that I had raised my voice in support of Anna when he first articulated my frustration with the government. It seemed like a David versus Goliath folly, yet there he was, ready to fast in protest of corruption. He and his team had a draft of a Lokpal Bill. It …

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Why I don’t support the IAC – but wish them well

I began with full hearted support for the Jan Lokpal movement. Somewhere down the line, as the politics deteriorated from a people’s movement to a movement led by individuals, I lost interest. I was also turned off by equally dirty blackmail tactics from IAC. Later, as the government played its very predictable hand of sabotage …

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The government is not responsible for Anna’s fast

I support the cause of the Jan Lokpal movement, but am concerned by Arvind Kejriwal’s latest statement. “ This government will be responsible if anything happens to Anna: Kejriwal #lokpal starnewslive August 25, 2011 I believe that this is false and incites anger against the government. I think it weakens Satyagraha to lose its insistence …

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