3 Issues with the Anna movement in India

Since the Independence day of 2011, whole of India has been crippled with ANNA fever. I have been listening to the comments of many luminaries from media, bollywood, politics, etc on TV, FB, twitter, etc. I can connect with the cause of ANNA very well. Its important to have an anti-corruption bill to put an end to the thousands of crores’ of scams this nation has witnessed.

The bill will bring accountability to politicians and other civil servants especially when many government officials have forgotten that they are also referred to as civil SERVANTS. The money from India will not be stashed in AC-lockers of Switzerland and find their rightful way to the development of millions of downtrodden Indians.

All said and done. Does someone bother to understand the government’s point of view? The whole basis of Indian constitution has been the Indian parliament with our MPs being its major custodians. The constitution has empowered the MPs (so called elected representatives) to formulate the laws on behalf of millions of indians.

Issue 1: By setting deadlines & framing laws outside the parliament, aren’t we shaking the foundation of our constitution?

Issue 2: Who is Anna Hazaare? Why should government (elected by us) even bother to listen to Anna? he does not represent millions of indians.

Issue 3: Suppose if the government bows down to his demand for a strong Jan Lokpal bill, will this be setting a strong example ? tomorrow some other person can come up with a blackmailing idea & start making demands to government. Is this good for our nation?

I will be happy to listen to your views on this, do use the comment section generously.


2 thoughts on “3 Issues with the Anna movement in India

  1. Sapna K. says:

    I some wht agree with u in 1st & 3rd issue raised by u…but,I totally disagree with 2nd pt(who is Anna Hazare & why government should listen to him?) .
    as our government is by the people , as a common man anna has full right to put correct demand…
    As we daily see some new scandal cums up of huge amt & top politicians(CIVIL SERVANTS) r involved & all are easily escaping..
    So LOKPAL BILL is need of time.

    Dear from last 3 decades this Lokpal bill is in making but they r not passing it , which clearly shows there intention .so nw deadline is neccesary!

    • thanks Sapna for sharing your thoughts. I understand that as Civil Servants, politicians are answerable to the general public. But the same general public elected them to parliament. So whatever action they do, we as voters are also partially responsible.

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