After “Gandhian” Anna Hazare undertook a fast against corruption last month, it is now Gujarat Chief Minister , Narendra Modi, who has announced a three-day fast of “SADBHAVNA MISSION” to mark “complete peace, unity and harmony” in the state.
Modi decided to undertake the fast after the Supreme Court (SC) recently directed the trial court to decide on Gujarat’s riots case, including his role, on the basis of the report of the Special Investigation Team (SIT). Modi has termed the SC decision a victory. However, the opposition is not impressed with it.
In an open letter to the people of Gujarat, Modi has announced that “the real strength of the country lies in its unity and harmony” and as a Chief Minister, “the pain of each and every citizen of the state was his pain as well“. He also adds that his fast is not against anyone instead it’s a part of “a good-will mission” and will put an end to “vote bank politics”.
Tamil Nadu’ s CM Jayalalithaa praises Modi, saying that “His fast is a good-will gesture and not about political dynamics”. Similar views are also shared by L.K. Advani, the senior BJP leader.
But on the other hand,
It has been argued that this fast of the Gujarat’s CM ,Narendra Modi, in an attempt to shrug off the “communal tag” and portray himself as a secular leader.
Opposition party leaders also termed this act as “gimmickry” , to get rid of the stigma on him.
let’s Go Carbon Free, Go Sugar Free, Go Cholesterol Free and Let’s Go Anna Free for now.
It’s not about the first, second or even third page, but Anna has reached still the tenth page of the daily journals. Name it and he is there, from newspapers in different languages to the various magazines and blogs like the present one “ANNA ANNA AANA”.
Questions are many, solutions are few. For some, he has instilled the tablets of patriotism for the nation while for others he has recalled the lost Gandhian principles. I often wonder if Gandhi Ji would be sitting in the heaven reading journals comprising all about Anna, would wear a T-shirt with a funky quote on it “I Love Anna” like people do for Salman and Sharukh. The answer has been simple; no person could read better the psychology of a human mind than what these media-men do.
They have bought the Anna ink from the cheap Wholesale market and have further gone endless in printing journals out of it. There has been a stock market that has crashed, British office being attacked in Afghanistan, Dhoni & Co ready to make a 0-4 and a new version of Swift to be launched soon by Maruti Suzuki.
Even the guardian and the economist in London have started mentioning him. Anna has been a hot cup for daily bulletin, but certainly it’s not a fight for nation interest, but describing what is national interest.
Is the voice against the corruption prevalent a matter of national interest or the voice against the elected government?
Certainly, the present day Journalist has inflicted the minds of their reader. They are no more a thinker in the present day society; they have been hard on reading text which may infuse their thinking bulbs.
It’s not wise, to relate this old socialist activist having some affiliations with other political parties, but he has been hard on the present-day Congress from the state-level to the centre. The issue is not in relation with it a political party, but has Anna being trying to relate himself with ‘Anarchism’.
It’s no secret that one single person has shivered the Prime Minister’s Office, no secret he fights for a noble cause, no secret he is doing something which should have been done by someone amongst us. Has he taken the right track or would his sheer arrogance disturb the Indian Society for even worse. Columns have been filled while one-minute bulletin flashes with slogans like, “Fight for Corruption” and “Death of Democracy” but no great has analyzed the impact of Jan LokPal Bill. How good it would be to bring Prime Minister’s Office? Won’t it kill the independence of Judiciary?
Let’s command our brains to think, let’s command our souls to be stir, let’s command our eyes to see. Let’s not follow others blindly, let’s bring our own perception. Candle-lights are not a solution, but just a perception and support towards one form of solution that one attains.
GO Anna Free!!!