On the occasion of new year 2012, it is obvious to decide our next course of action so as to achieve the zenith of success. But what about that huge round of applause during the 12 days long-fast, attempted by our honorable Sh. Anna Hazare? Yes, we should agree that he is successful in bringing the long-forgotten Lok-Pal bill to at least its recognition. Today, most of us are familiar about the daily discussions going on in Parliament. Leave the question aside, Whether Lok-Pal bill will be passed or not. There are agreements and disagreements round the corners- be it Anna Hazare camp, Congress camp, BJP camp, RJD camp, Trinmool (TMC) camp and various other political-apolitical camps. Everybody is giving his views in the light of democracy.
Time has come to think that out of so many views, everything cannot be included because before that Lok-Pal Bill we need to redefine "democracy" which is written as rule by the people. We have done only one mistake that we voted and elected our leader(s) thinking he would do all his efforts to bring prosperity in our area. Which he never tried, as a result he is a total failure. But have we made up our mind not to vote him because of his non-performance? Reply is - No. Knowing well the consequences, whomsoever we elect, is not going to perform. We'll vote for him. All this is discussed at the grass-root level. Should we not think why there has been a failure? Contrarily, who among us is going to use Lok-Pal against our leader(s) to whom we are loyal whether he is performing or not?
We may compare this situation as follows:
There is an example of 26/11 Mumbai blast, many of us are killed brutally, No outsider (country Pakistan) was killed, it is We, The People.. who were lost our lives. Our policeman Senior Inspector Sh. Vijay Salaskar who sacrificed his life while trying to arrest Ajmal Kasab on the spot. Even if Kasab is caught red handed we organized trials for him. This is first failure And even the verdict to hang him is out, we are feeding him as a royal guest of honor. This is second failure. Further there are sections in our India demanding his release as he has spent enough time in Jail. They even dared to file a mercy-petition to President of India. We are encouraging them as if we are not having any law and order in this country. This is our third failure. Now, latest on 30th December 2011, Pakistan is sending a 9-members judicial committee to look into the matter, as our judicial committee working for so many years is useless.This is our fourth failure.
This is the question before government of India if we are helpless in dealing with such situations of terrorism, scams (2G, CWG, Black money etc) and corruption of all kind. We are really helpless. All this ignited the mind of a common man Like Sh. Anna Hazare. He stood up saying- "I cannot tolerate all this. I will fight for the implementation of a strong Lok-Pal bill called Jan-Lok-Pal bill against the corruption at all levels". But he is an ordinary person like us who is unable to understand all this political dramatic exercise in the parliament that none of them (including opposition) is fairly intended to bring Jan-Lok-Pal bill as it is.
Now, towards conclusion this is the request to all of us that we should use our own brain. That should not be directed by other person(s). As with case of Sh. Anna Hazare. Fact is that he is not a failure though he did some mistakes - (1) going against the constitutional functioning of parliament, (2) moving towards politicizing the matter against the Congress which is not the fact. There are other parties and persons also who do not want his Jan-Lok-Pal bill to be passed as it is, (3) Even if he is intended, he should go against all those who are against our Jan-Lok-Pal bill rather than persuading people to vote against congress or any other specific person like Rahul Gandhi or Sonia Gandhi. (4) and lastly, he should concentrate on implementation on Jan-Lok-Pal bill diplomatically in the same manner in which all of them are playing with him.This matter is not so simple that just by sitting on fast it will be effective.
However, these views are totally personal & apolitical, and are concerned with only We, The People..Wishing a very happy new year to all of you. we are proud of Sh. Anna Hazare that at least he raised his voice against the mainstream of corruption. Good day.
Prof. A. V. Hans
Dept. of Management
Management Education & Research Institute