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Sunday, 5 August 2012

Anna Hazare ji Joining Politics. Whose test will it be ? His or Ours ?


This article is now available at Vivid Online Magazine.


Kindly read the article here and feel free to share your valuable opinions regarding this significant turning point in Indian politics.











(Opinions expressed in this article are the author's views on his perceptions of the socio - political   
   state of our country and are not to be inferred or construed in any manner whatsoever, as his 
    affiliation to or disapproval of any political party or any organization or any particular class of  
    people.)
  

27 comments:

  1. Anna is certainly a better option than the others who hold the throne.

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    1. Absolutely. That's why I've said that it will be our test. Anna ji has nothing to lose. He is fighting for us. So when the time comes we must crowd the polling booths in his support as we did at Jantar Mantar.

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  2. Hi Anupam

    I think the reason for all the following is basically that there is a voice against the corruption that is so rooted in our nation....Not because people understood Lokpal and all...And as you said when it comes to the actual vote bank it would not be the ones who discuss this at length...Only time can say what next!

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    1. I totally agree. That's why after a point I stopped being cynical about the movement and supported it for the simple fact that after so long the common man has finally sent a strong message to the corrupt that he too can give up his chores and step out to the streets against corruption.

      I hope when the time to vote comes, people from all strata vote for the honest and the upright.

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  3. This was a very thought out and powerful post. I hope a lot of people read this, because it is a common man's voice and you just let it out. Brilliant writing!

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    1. Thanks CS, I just hope we vote the upright to power with a thumping majority.

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  4. A brilliant article, Anupam. If Team Anna can convince the electorate that they can clean up the system, the people of this country who are fed up with deep rooted corruption may give them a chance....Let's wait and watch!

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    1. Absolutely Panchali. Well said. Thanks for reading.

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  5. You have to compromise with principles when you get into politics.

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    1. Hopefully not these men. Thanks for reading Amit

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  6. As long as the corruption is eradicated! Brilliant article btw..

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    1. Thanks for your kind appreciation my friend

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  7. Nicely written Anupam. It is often said that "One should not argue with a fool because he will bring you down to his level and beat you with his experience."
    I think that's the plan used by our government - Bring the Anna team down into the dirty trenches of politics and beat them. After all just a day after the announcement of going political, the government made it clear that the lokpal cannot be passed in this session.
    It is a very good move from the Anna team because I am sure they realized that this was the one way out. You need to be in the system to challenge it. I also hope that the people, specially us youths, turn out in huge numbers to support him. There will be controversies and accusations but I guess we should have no qualms over trusting someone like Anna.
    I guess many of us have really been shuttling between the first two category. I on my part am guilty of being the second kind for long and always having apprehensions about the movement. Indeed I am one amongst those who never actually went to Jantar Mantar, but , as I am now, found myself worthy enough to make comments upon it.
    I think I/we need to place our trust upon Anna.
    Cheers! :)

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    1. Very well said Prateek.Not many could go to Jantar Mantar. What matters is whether one follows the ideals that were preached there.

      Thanks for reading

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  8. Wonderfully written...exressive and thought provoking.

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  9. Wow. A clear article on an ambiguous topic. Yes, like you have pit aptly at the very end, this election is going to be a very different one. The bourgeois simply cannot complain the lack of honest people to vote for. We will actually get to see how much of anna's popularity gets translated into credible votes. Yesh, I do understand the notion behind anna team's venture. The system is too ridden with holes to plaster it from outside. But I just hope, they are able to preserve their solidarity in every walk henceforth. The coming years will be a very crucial in deciding the elections. What will be Anna team's political agenda? How much practical is he going to be in his assurances? How much people can relate to his party? What will be his party's name, agenda, portfolio- and so on.

    Thank you for the good write up. Cheers.

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    1. Thanks for reading Muthu and sharing such splendid thoughts concerning the issue.

      I'm delighted by your kind response.

      Thanks

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  10. test will be ours Anupam...
    do not wanna say more on it cause i was not totally convinced with few decisions Anna and team has taken...
    though i hope for the best out of this...
    but ( Amiable article )

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    1. Thanks for reading Sathish and sharing your take on the issue.

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  11. It is India's test for its future Anupam. For the first time we will be voting for a corrupt free nation. Hoping for the best, i just pray that the canditates selected by team Anna ji don't turn out to be one among those money mongers.

    Brillian article Anupam.

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    1. Exactly my fear. But I guess, they have a lot to prove. Hence they might be careful for not breaking the trust of the nation.

      Thanks for reading Mak.

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  12. It is the test of those who supported Anna at his various rallies.

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  13. Most of the youth today does not care who sits in the Parliament. I do not know if the novelty of being adult citizens would be enough to drive them to the polling booths.
    Those who do care, do not think as lucidly and logically as you have done for this article.

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    1. My article is a humble attempt in bringing the youth to cast their meaningful votes. It's very easy to criticize a hundred persons but it's far more difficult to be even in oneof their shoes. At least we can decide who should be those people who will run this country, so that we earn a well deserved right to speak for or against them.

      Unfortunate state of affairs as rightly stated by you Medha, but it's gotta change, I'm trying to do whatever I can through blogs and beyond.

      Thanks to you Medha and all my dear readers for adding a small yet significant percentage of hope by reading my article.

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    2. You mean to raise awareness. Very well.

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