Source blog: Window Sill

Lokpal Bill

Lokpal Bill is passed amidst protests. BJP accepts for the discussion that to be carried on December 27th.

You think all went well...not certainly. This bill is not the same one that Team Anna prescribed. And this is not what Team Anna aimed...

  • The Lokpal Bill passed has maintained CBI's independence as of now and quoted Lokpal as a cognizant agent, not an investigative agent for the complaints made by the public. 

  • One consideration give to Team Anna's proposal is Group A,B,C,D cadre Govt. employees will come under Lokpal, that too with an exemption that C & D cadre come under Central Vigilance. 

  • Lokpal Bill also excempted PM from its clutches in matters of External Affairs, National Security, Atomic Energy as these are sensitive arenas. 

  • Lokpal has the famous Indian Quota system also. Five out of Nine members must be SC/ST/OBC/Women/Minorities... 

These things we already knew and having in our constitution.  Then what for we need such a new constitutional body like Lokpal? Expenses spent towards this task is a waste. 

We are already fed up with these constitutional bodies which are not at all functioning efficiently. Same thing happens in Aadhaar Card initiative also.

Read this article :
Govt. acts in a haste manner without enough feasibility study.

BJP has gained some popularity by supporting this cause. But at last the Govt. wins.

The war was almost over. Our Governance, whether Cong. or BJP, is very popular for passing Bills and resolutions, making Amendments to suppress the agitators/protesters.

Team Anna is going for another fast opposing the proposed bill. That being on December 27th, the same day the tabled bill is put for discussion.

The chosen maidhan for fasting for three days is in Mumbai.
As stats says,

  • Cost of using the maidhan - INR 10,26,000 

  • Cost inclusive of Service Tax - INR 11, 31,678 

  • Deposit - INR 7,69,500 

Some donors are ready to pay it. But this time Anna Hazare wakes up and plays it safe by not accepting. So the Maharashtra Govt. puts a stay for the fast. Anna Hazare decides to fast and prepares to go to prison, where he'll continue his fast....Safest place to fast.... 

Great drama is going on. We, the people are the witnesses. Does Anna not know the power play of our corrupted Govt.?

  • When Anna first started his fast, the Govt. thought that is just another routine agitation.

  • When it spearheaded by the people, it just showed its power by lifting Anna and others from the ground and jailed them. 

  • When the issue went out of hands, it decided to scrutinize the Team Anna members. It beats around the bush cleverly.

  • When they are busy tackling the problems, the Govt. act in a vigorous way to pass the bill of its own. and somehow succeeded.

  • Like filling 'Old Wine in New Bottle', just selling the Bill to us under the brand name 'Anna Hazare'

  • When Team Anna came to their senses, all are over.

Team Anna, now got in the grab of Govt., unable to do anything. If they fast again, the Govt. will make some eyewash amendments in the already tabled bill and passes it as it wishes.

BJP acts and reacts openly in a foolish way. But Congress always play games cunningly. All knew how it acted in 2G scam punishing only its ally and pocketing most of the money silently. They have experience in these matters. They are ruling us from post-independence era. They know the strength and weakness of our people and plays the 'Secularism' trump card intelligently.

In the world's second largest democratic country,
Bills can be passed - But
Corruption cannot be bypassed
Thats the truth...

Posing Anna as another Gandhi wont help us this time. Where is the need for another Gandhi?....Are we slaves to another province?... We are slaves to our own....We are in need of good governance and a better constitution. Not Gandhi this time.

Yesterday I went to a Govt. Office housed inside the Collectorate Complex, Coimbatore for getting a certificate signed. As I wait, the person before me asked the officer-in-charge about the charges for the signature. He said it is Rs. 105. This man gave Rs. 500 and the officer just grabbed it in a second and thrust it in his pocket. No time for me to Click...Who is in fault?

Instead of Bills and Resolutions, the need of the hour is vigorous campaigning for...

  • Changing people's mentality of accepting anything that comes free. 

  • Changing people's mentality of thrusting for doing things in a faster way. 

  • Give incentives to the employees in Govt. sector who work hard for good governance.