IN LOVE FOR MY NATION INDIA. WHILE I CONGRATULATE INDIA ON SUCCESS OF ANNA’s MOVEMENT, A WORD OF ADVICE AND NOT OF CAUTION, TO MY FELLOW INDIANS
It is now clear that the political parties and the leaders in the political arena have not been able to project a leader who can be considered as mass leader, who relates with the issues and the common man of India and his problems. Here is an elderly person, who was living a not too very active life in a small village in Maharastra who’s known for his village reforms in education and basic amenities, environmental protection and local issues.
No one could have imagined that this man from a small village in Maharashtra who is an illiterate and an ex-service man could be raised to a level where he is identified as the face of fight against biggest menace in society – corruption.
The credit mainly in my opinion goes to the social activists Kiran Bedi, Kejriwal and Swamy Agnivesh who master minded the idea of making a nation-wide agitation and protest in a peaceful Gandhian manner. And the results are infront of us to see. So far this movement does not carry a direct color of any political party or any person who is attached with politics or divisive taint . The clear example of this was the open shunning of Anna’s supporters when Baba Ramdev rushed to Tihar to derive a mileage.
There are many concerns and apprehensions amongst many people, especially the intelligentsia on how this movement is funded and supported. There is a conspiracy theory airing that there could be a possible support from the forces on our West or even the USA, to derail a stable and democratic government which is one of the fastest growing economies in the world now. To raise such doubts is undermining the effort of a person who is showing a direction and a people’s movement unless clear proof is available and established.
We have to understand a fact that corruption can not be eradicated over night as the menace is deep rooted into the blood of each and every Indian. The poor and the middle class is suffering due to rising prices, and lack of service and amenities as tons and tons of money is siphoned off by evading taxes, which, other wise could have been used to bring down inflation and increasing the per capita income by generating more jobs and opportunities.
After so this movement is giving out a bigger and more serious message by threatening the authority of our Parliamentary democracy, the authority of the executive and the value of vote. This is a soft form of black mail, whose damage will not come quick. When people compare this to the Jasmine Revolution of Egypt, they have to understand that what we have is an ELECTED GOVERNMENT, not a regime.
I fear when people will laugh at elected parliamentarians, and this will also will give room for vested and more dangerous elements and foreign forces to intrude our system in a soft manner by money power or in the garb of nationalistic slogans. In fact they could turn out to be the enemies of the nation and weaken the country and its system like a silent termite attack on the body of our parliamentary system, It is my fear and I like to be proved wrong.
We are not fighting a non democratic and non functional government who is violating the basic right of vote. In such a healthy environment to take the path of soft black mail is a thing of fear. This is something of a food for thought, which I wish every educated citizen of this mighty nation acknowledge. People are open to air their opinions.
As an Indian it is my right to express my apprehensions. One need to exercise great caution from now on as the entire world is watching us as a sensitive nation, where democratically elected legitimate governments are loosing control, and strong social groups can easily dictate and destabilize India.. a good news for those who do not like to see India as a united and strong nation.
WE NEED REFORMS NOT REVOLUTIONS… HOPE WISDOM PREVIALS ON US. JAI HIND