They had Gandhi – We have Anna!

If you look at a newspaper or listen to the news bulletin, you will be disheartened with the way one after another the so-called leaders/politicians are ruining the nation for their personal gains. The news today shouts the true story of the exceeding levels of corruption in the country. Allegations against most of the political leaders and the inaction from the government’s side compelled the “aam admi” to join the protest of the crusader Anna Hazare.

Dr. Kisan Baburao Hazare, popularly known as Anna is an Indian social activist who is especially recognized for his contribution to the development of Ralegan Siddhi, a village in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India and his efforts for establishing it as a model village, for which he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by Govt. of India, in 1992. On April 5, 2011, he has started a fast unto death to make pressure on union government to enact Lokpal Bill, a law enabling Lokpal to deal with corruption in public offices.

Anna’s Lokpal claimed, “Like Supreme Court (SC) and Election Commission, an independent body called Jan Lokpal should be set up at the Centre and a Jan Lokayukta should be set up in each state to receive complaints of corruption, investigate them within six months and prosecute the guilty.” The Lokpal Bill is a measure to conduct an investigation regarding involvements of people with high profiles (Prime Ministers, Chief Justice of India (CJI) and so on). The bill will provide speedy, cheaper form of justice to people. It will not wait for any permission from the high commission to begin the inquiry into the alleged irregularities and corruption charges against political leaders, judges or even the Chief Justice of India (CJI). In this proposed system, politicians will not have any say in selections of chairperson and members of Lokpal. READ MORE!


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