LIVE BLOG: Anna Hazare vs Indian govt

By Reuters Staff
August 16, 2011


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Those activists who have been left out are trying feverishly to get recognition. Even Jesus and Gandhi were doubted till the very end, they continued nonetheless.
The cause is more important than the person. Listen, read and if possible see for yourself (by witnessing the rally’s and the people) before passing remarks.
One prays sense will prevail and we will see the dawn of a new era. Atleast a beginning would have been made.

Posted by BHARGAVANOIDA | Report as abusive

Read the Govt is still thinking and calling one meeting after another including an all party meet tomorrow. One senses buying time, an old tactic and ambivalence, a key attribute of clever people. May God bless them.

Posted by BHARGAVANOIDA | Report as abusive

First of all it should be clarified whether it is mandatory that this bill should be referred to a standing committee? What if the committee delays ?
Should the committee itself be reconstituted ? Presently it includes some members who will be hell bend to stall the proceedings and play every dirty trick to for that purpose.
I think the Lokpal should have three distinct functions .
1. EXECUTIVE OR INVESTIGATIVE. There should be sole head under whom there can be two or three deputies. They should have experience in this line.
2. JUDICIAL OR TRIAl: The Lokpal cases should be tried under different set of rules and procedures. The concepts of all the burden of proof is on prosecution etc should be done away with.there should be effective rules radically different and not influenced or imitate The Civil procedure Code or The criminal procedure code . For eg it should not be stipulated that prosecution should reveal all its evidence first.
3. ADVISORY OR PREVENTIVE. It should be free to advise the speaker . or any court or any autonomous body inviting attention to corruption related evils.
Lokpal should not claim such privileges as contempt of court, baring a public debate as subjudice or would influence the proceedings.

Posted by t.mani | Report as abusive

What a SHAME….a Gandhian is tortured by a gandhi based political party…plz our PM u were always called a puppet,atleast stop showing the full show….when can we call you the Superb Sikh in the race we Indians are so proud of….

I Support- Anna Azare

Posted by Shruti.D | Report as abusive

Hats off to you Anna and team, you have woken a sleeping and tormented nation. Everybody has flaws and so would you but your fight and path is correct. May God bless you and make our Govt and opposition get well soon.

Posted by BHARGAVANOIDA | Report as abusive

In 1982, in Singapore, LOKPAL type BILL was implemented and 142 Corrupt Ministers & Officers were arrested in one single day.. Today Singapore has only 1% poor people & no taxes are paid by the people to the government, 92% Literacy Rate, Better Medical Facilities, Cheaper Prices, 90% Money is white & Only 1% Unemployment exists.. Re Post this if you want to live in a corruption free country..

Posted by kes_rajesh | Report as abusive

Anna announce his movement against anticurroption well before 16th August, 2011 and Government was in a position to discuss the issue to avoid todays situation. It is suggested not to believe this Government who’s mejority of the MP’s are curropted.

Posted by Kaushikc | Report as abusive

What Do you think Guys Does this movement of Anna Hazare will effect to our Indian Government and the they bill passed the bill that will really help India and the people.

Posted by bizzduniya | Report as abusive

There is Anna’s Lokpal
There is Rahul game changing plan
There is Sheshan’s draft
The govt draft all agree should be thrown outof the window

The objectives

1. Anna to end fast.
2. Government should show commitment towards strong lok pal.
3. Democratic Institutions should not be endangered.

Simple solution.
Pass a Resolution with a specific timeline (not more than 1-2 months) that the Government will come up with strong Lok Pal Bill that will use the best of
A. Anna’s Draft.
B. Seshan’s Draft.
and immediately call for a special session to debate and vote on each point on both drafts and the outcome to be placed with standing comittee

Posted by SrikantCBE | Report as abusive

Please see my blog, for several articles on the Anna Hazare anti-corruption agitation. There are many misconceptions that people are under, such as: this is an undemocratic, unconstitutional agitation that seeks to subvert parliament, etc. See the issues discussed clearly, and please do leave your comments on the site! Thanks. Also, I have just added an appeal to the govt. to save Anna’s life – please use the draft letter there and email your MPs ASAP!!! Thanks!

Posted by nayakan88 | Report as abusive

Congratulations dear fellow citizens. We have begun again on another journey. Let us hold our hopes stronng and determination and keep marching. We can (if we try and keep trying) build a stronger nation and polity which works for the people.

Posted by BHARGAVANOIDA | Report as abusive

Annaji why we are diverting from corruption to politics .Do we will get tough lokpal bill by bycotting congress.What gurantee is there that other political parties will give us tough lokpal and laws.Will they punish defaulters without desparity .Do you think that all other parties have less ommission sins.Is there gurantee that we will be secular by other parties.Why we cannot have our own civil candidates.Will we not face semi dectatorship if other Indian major political party comes to power.I appeal to Anna’s team to see if defalts by congress minus defaults of other parties equal to bycot congress

Posted by monteiro | Report as abusive

It is shame that instead of encouraging the cause for the betterment of our society at large, our leaders want to divert, humiliate and try all means, whether right or wrong, to ensure that Anna & his team are crushed. Mr. Digvijay Singh, you will be considered in great esteems if you will fight for right cause. Alas, your comments only and only show your and your colleagues’ meanness. There are 2 ways to come to limelight and be remembered – 1) The Gandhian and 2) The Godse. It is for you to decide.

Posted by jagmo87 | Report as abusive

Vande Mataram Hi, this is rakesh ambekar form IAC thane. this is a request to annaji that they he should propogate about IAC NAGRIK SAMITI in every ward of states through various forms of media so that it will be easy for every IAC volunteers to handle the task of forming IAC NAGRIK SAMITI. Jai Hind.

Posted by RakeshAmbekar | Report as abusive

My dear Anna

aapko lokpal bill ke siwa kuch aur nahi dikhai deta… aap un sabhi points par koi kadam kyo nahi uthate hai kya aapkeliye lokpal hi sabkuch hai.Mahingai jisse pura desh paresan hai jisaka aam aadmi se sidha relition hai uske bare mai kyo maon baithe hai.

(agar aapka en chjo par koi intrest nahi lete to pls aap bhi dusre netao ki tarah shanti se gar jakar soiye. dikhawa karne ki koi jarurat nahi hai.)

Posted by satush | Report as abusive

WE iNDIANS ONLY WANT THOSE POLITICIANS WHO ARE TO SERVE US AS SOLDIERS SERVE AND GIVE THEIR LIVES FOR MOTHERLAND.No political party is worth of this salt ,hence Annaji should bycott all these parties and create army of good politicians like Subash Chandra Bose.
Let us see todays India in eyes of news paper
1] State pulls up builder for another SRA scam in Mumbai.When these people will be punished?Hence we want good politicians.
2]on day 33 midday meter down fails to tame errant auto rickshaw. We want Govt ruled by good independent civil candidates.
3]HC bans portable USG machines.Has govt punished anyone responsible for killing girlchild due to misuse?
4]-fold rise in fines for traffic violations .Has Govt punished those who do not give reciepts for offence?
5]Govt plans sale of 2.5 acre jj land to fund makeover .Their are cores of rupees seized by govt .where this money and tax goes?

Posted by monteiro | Report as abusive

Everywhere discriminations at all levels are rampant.We need Anti Discrimination Law with civil consequences with compensation at the cost of the discriminators. I have drafted a comprehensive bill .To study the bill u may call me on 9450490555,,9415082534,,or mail

Posted by Ksajurist | Report as abusive

The writing is all very clear on the wall – Congress or for that matter any Party would never bring or subsequently enforce Anna’s Lokpal. They would rather sacrifice their Government, in turns, if need be rather then digging a grave or creating a permanent threat to all their lucrative ways. No party is different in this regards – had any one of these been serious then scenario in parliament, when Anna was fasting, would have been the same as we see today on FDI. Shouldn’t Anna or the Society at large now seriously contemplate creation of a third front being supported or lead by someone of the caliber of Sh Kejriwal ?

Posted by lakhan | Report as abusive

sir my salary approx 40000 is pending from last 9 month but they are not giving me money they always say me that wait for some time please suggest u all…….

Posted by rahul11.kush | Report as abusive

The self defined and proclaimed “TEAM ANNA” (excluding Anna jee himself), are nothing but a TEAM of loosers and non achievers assembled together to attain their individual self goals of achieving quick success in life and to be heard and seen by us common citizens. yeah….it is… can’t you all see…! well, Mr Kejriwal, a man who left his job halfway, betrayed his very job. His obsession for being in public life is very much obvious. He wants to fight a battle by imposing his own preferred (favourably bent ) rules in the battle field just like a kid in the house who wants that everyone in his house must play the game by his laid down rules or should be thrown out of the house. He seems to be afraid to play the game by the rules that have been laid down and acknowledged worldwide. Mr Shisodiya and Ms Shazia, betraying their job (of a Journlaist) by trying to gain extra milage by taking undue advantage of the previlage their job gave them. Mr. Kumar Vishawas, a poet by profession as he claims, (god knows what worth he as written so far) trying his best to gain publicity (may be to market his name/articles/books in future). Mr. Prashant Bhushan, a not so successful lawyer – politico (as his father) , portraits a picture of a depressed man picking up random agendas (thanks to the PIL culture) with a single point objective to be in the news and Ms Kiran Bedi, let down by the system (she was unable to become the Delhi police chief despite her clean image and hard work).
My humble advise to Anna jee is that lead the way for us (not for TEAM ANNA) with full command and authority. You have a cause, and you have the experience to take it to conclusion. Remember, when you sat on fast for the first time, all followed you. We did not come there for all the above individuals. So why you need to consult these individuals now, why you have to take their advise and follow their plans and strategy? The fight is simple…yes I mean it…it is very simple. Call upon the masses, plan and discuss with the masses in open, include the people and your cause will see the light of the day one day and if these individuals want to follow you , they are most welcome. However, if they intend to become your guardians, then it is a concern to be worried about for all the citizens who have great faith in you.
(someone pls translate this to Marathi please for Anna to read)

Posted by anupam_mishra | Report as abusive

It is very much necessary to open a new front in
political battle.A humble suggestion is being sent for your democratic discussion
1. Name of the party-ACPI[ANTI CORRUPTION PARTY OF INDIA]. i.e . straight fire 2 the point of struggle.

Posted by sharpenter | Report as abusive

For the first time I am just dying to cast my vote in election. Hail Anna… I am voting. Tamal

Posted by Chatru | Report as abusive

Political party will now thinking that congress vote will get share and chances of the willing as majority party for congress is not easy job. ya Anna team can set Mostly his candidate where the most corrupt political leader are present. and target them to loose the election.. But who will controlled the elected leader that he will not leave anna after get elected.. every leader should beahve as per party hi commonad from heart .. then and then only it is possible.

Posted by ganesh_G | Report as abusive

If we don’t jump in2 mud & clean it , we can’t get fresh water. So we nid 2 b muddy at 1st then we will b able 2 get a corruption free India. our intention must be kept high. Otherwise no indivisual or isolated struggle can do any help 2 the soceity.

Posted by sharpenter | Report as abusive

There are lot of confussions about Anna Hazere’s
movement now. Let a party (ACPI as I proposed earlier) be formed.Select only 50 persons who are hundred percent honest and focus them for M.P.s in the forthcoming election in 2014. As we know no single party would get majority, support from outside is required whosoever would like to rule. ACPI can support them in their own terms. If ACPI FAILS TO ELECT SUFFICIENT NUMBERS OF M.P.s or after eledtion afew members change their colours for vested interest, we can conclude thus “many a miles still we need to go, slogans only hold no root to earth.”

Posted by sharpenter | Report as abusive

Anna is for the third alternative which is the common VOTER himself. It is easy to choose between right and wrong, but one must become the change he/she wishes to see in this world, as Gandhi Ji said !

The common man is the real master in any democratic system, but unfortunately has become the servant or again subservient of his own servants. It is all about re-defining this dynamic but vital relationship in our democratic system, which is of paramount importance in India. Poverty does not automatically mean that our public is dumb or deaf or criminal in its intent and its actions. The real challenge is to bring in INTEGRITY in to our ACTIONS at every level in the governance of the country, in its business practices, and in the over all management of the country’s wealth and its national interests !

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