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Behind Anna Hazare …

October 7, 2011 9 comments

RSS claims that they were part of Anna movement.

Anna-Baba protests had the Government worried. (Cartoon by MANJUL; source and courtesy - manjul.com. Click for source image).

Anna-Baba protests had the Government worried. (Cartoon by MANJUL; source and courtesy - manjul.com. Click for source image).

Out of touch media

The media portrayed, crowds at Anna Hazare’s protests as spontaneous. That seems to be, partly in doubt.

RSS has confirmed, that they supported Anna Hazare’s movement. RSS usually does not rush to the press or claim credit. If RSS is claiming credit, it is credible. RSS with a reputation of being a cadre based organization, can make a difference. (Not surprisingly, Team Anna quickly denied this).

And that raises questions about the ‘spontaneous’ crowds that gathered. The ruling party’s claim of Anna Hazare being an RSS agent – while partly hyperbole, stands confirmed.

Two times …

Anna-Baba anti-corruption protests were reminiscent of Jaya Prakash Narayan’s movement in the 1970s – also partly supported by the RSS. Jaya Prakash Narayan’s movement finally paralysed the Indian State – and provoked Indira Gandhi to impose emergency.

Anna-Baba have succeeded in identifying the दुखती रग ‘dukhti rag’ – the jangling nerve, of the people. Indians joining in Anna-Baba protests, are protesting about many issues – and using Anna Hazare’s and Baba Ramdev’s Anna-Baba protest vehicle to ride.

Lok Sabha is supreme argument did not cut much fluff. (Cartoon by Satish Acharya. Cartoon source and courtesy - celewalls.com; Click for larger image.)

Lok Sabha is supreme argument did not cut much fluff. (Cartoon by Satish Acharya. Cartoon source and courtesy - celewalls.com; Click for larger image.)

Thin ideas

Anna-Baba’s agendas are thin – very thin. But the people are thick as flies. Just like Jaya Prakash Narayan’s movement.

Clueless on why Indians expect corruption free governance, or how India’s traditional rulers using भारत-तंत्र Bharat-tantra delivered corruption free regimes, these movements are trying failed Western solutions on a successful India.

So, with this thin agenda, and ‘outside’ support, how long can Anna sustain …

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