Jan Lokpal Bill

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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Aam Aadmi Party Swearing In at Ramlila Maidan – Some Observations

Fascinating views from Ramlila Maidan. Aam Aadmi Party members arrived without any fuss, swearing in witnessed by their beloved crowds, packed full, with people sitting on each other’s laps in the audience. The simplicity of the moment is profound in its beauty. My comments on Aam Aadmi Party’s swearing in today. So, Day 1 of …

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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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