Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Questions and Silence !!!

  Just heard that,government had appointed Pranab Mukharji as a mediator. It is indeed a welcome sign. We all hope it will lead to a constructive path and we get a strong lokpal bill, here I am not persisting with Janlokpal bill. Since, it also has few pit holes.

                Dr. Aruna Roy, a member of National Advisory committee ( NAC) also brought third lokpal draft, which seems to be midway between govt. and Team Anna’s lokpal version. Last few days, we are hearing numerous discussions over,
Some of questions are still unanswered..

  • Whether it is right to blackmail govt by this way, by stating deadline till 30th August?
  • Is it fair to call Anna’s fast a Non-voilant Blackmail?
  • Who gave the Authority to Team Anna, to say that they represent India?
  • Is anybody, including Mr. Kejrival worried about Anna’s health, by calling it indefinite fast and saying that it is Anna’s call?
  •  5 lacks is just 0.5 % of total population of India. Do they represent whole India? Who is taking guarantee that, by quickly passing Janlokpal we don’t create another monster?
  • It was collective failure of previous parliaments by failing to reach out strong lokpal bill. Whether this parliament is totally responsible for his predecessors’ wrongdoings?
  • Why govt. is still silent over this issue? What is exactly they are waiting for?
  • Why opposition is still mum on this issue? What they are ultimately aiming by demanding PM’s resignation?
  • Is Advaniji lost his prime? Why they haven’t come up with their own formula?
  • First Abhiskek Manu sighavi, head of Standing Committee asked for 4 months time, now he is saying give us 8 weeks. Why playing number game, start acting now.
  • CNN-IBN proposed a 5 point strategy; it is indeed a welcome sign. But it is govt and at some point Team Anna ( or Mr. Kejriwal) to decide when will they say truce.
  • Roy’s version of lokpal made more sense to me. She proposed 5 divisons of lokpal. What stopping them, to discuss the whole issue, and telecast it?
  • PM’s diminishing authority is worrying me, so as Opposition’s ineffectiveness.
  • Why not call for a special Parliamentary session? 

Lets us hope that , something constructive comes through the process. But don’t abolish parliamentary process. I request Team Anna to lower their stance a bit and have faith in parliamentary democracy.

Friday, August 19, 2011

!!! सरकारनामा !!!

( आली आली रे भागाबाईच्या तालावर )

सरकारला वाटले , कोण हा अण्णा ?
अरे उडवून टाकू याचा सहज फन्ना !
कीतेक आले  अन कीतेक गेले
सारे काही व्यर्थ वाचाल ठरले
पण जेव्हा अन्नाची शक्ती दीसली
तेव्हा सरकारची वीतभर वासली!!!
आली रे आली , सरकारची बारी  आली ...

सरकारला वाटले , काय हे लोकपाल ?
अरे उतार दुंगा  इस्की खाल !
हे बील इतके सारे फीरवू
बघता  बघता सार्यांना वेड्यात काढू .
जेव्हा जन्लोक्पाल्चे तारे दीसले
सरकारचे  मोठ्ठाले डोळे वासले !!!
आली रे आली , सरकारची बारी  आली ..

सरकारला वाटले , कसले हे उपोषण ?
येता जाता , जो तो देतो भाषण !
पोलीसयांच्या आडून करी वार गुपचुप
पण झाले चारीमुंड्या चीत
हे   सावैधानीक अन् ते असावैधानीक ,
घोड्याला गाढव म्हणण्याची
ही पद्धत भारी आधुनीक !!!
आली रे आली , सरकारची बारी  आली ..

सरकारला वाटले , कशाला पाहीजे मैदान
हा तर गल्लीबोलातला खेळ
उडवून टाकु याची दाणादाण
हे पाहीजे , अन् ते पाहीजे
गप बसता का , नाहीतर पाहिजे रत्टे
जेव्हा रामलीलावर दीसेल ताकद जबरी
सरकारला येईल जागीच घेरी!!!
आली रे आली , सरकारची बारी  आली ..
आली रे आली , सरकारची बारी  आली ..


Thursday, August 18, 2011

I am Anna

I am Anna
Time:- 10.07 PM, Wed

All the countrymen, seems to be found themselves in a kind of government imposed stalemate. There are lots of allegations throws towards each other.In this article, I will try to voice my view, by taking one point at a time. I will try my best to remain impartial.
Today, Opposition party gained a somewhat upper hand when PM gave a statement in both house. The demands put by opposition, got green lantern. Which were?
--Release Anna immediately.
--PM should give a statement in the house.
--There will be comprehensive debate on the PM’s statement.

    The current govt. comprises of some distinguished lawyers, who are also ministers, such as P.C. Chidambaram. During Parliamentary discussion over PM statement, I strongly felt that, I was seeing some courtroom drama instead of Parliament session. I am not going into the matter whether oppn. Is trying to gain political mileage or not. Let us focus on Team Anna and Govt stand. The conditions put by police ahead of team Anna were totally outrageous. Some of the conditions are,
>Not more than 5000 people are allowed.
>Utmost 50 two wheelers are allowed.
>Fast will last for at most 3 days.
>No permission for tent.

    In total there were 22 conditions, in turn team Anna agreed on 16 conditions but they denied 6 conditions.
Is congress in future, get abided by all these 22 conditions they put ahead of Team Anna. Will Congress going to abide themselves by all the 22 conditions they
                While arresting Anna, policy said that they are using IPC act 144 C. Agreed, but where was the same act, when Hurriat leaders took conference in the heart of Capital and demand for Separate Kashmir?  Mamata Banergee went on to fast for 30 days against Singur plant. That time there were no such restrictions. Why now? Don’t give such bullshit, like in order to maintain Law and order, Delhi police has to take this action. There was not a single unwanted incident happened since the agitations start.

                Yesterday,In a press conference, our distinguished home minister P.C Chidambaram aka Chanakya  said that, they have no idea that, where is Anna, and on what ground he had been taken into preventive custody? What is happening in this country?   CWG scam; govt. said they had no idea, blame Kalamadi.2G scam, blame Raja. Anna episode, blame Delhi police.  Govt. converted itself into laughing stock.

                We all respect supremacy of parliament. There are no denials that, only Parliament can make laws, but in a free country like India, which boasts of largest democratic country in the world, every citizen has a fundamental right to protest. They (Congress) are saying that respect the Constitution, then what about those fundament rights given by Constitution itself to every citizen of this Country.
Govt. is simply failed to comprehend the enormity of the present situation. They thought, they bashed BABA RAMDEV, they will also thrash Anna. But Govt.is simply forgetting that there was only one Ramdev, but now everyone is Anna.    We all respect Parliament and Constitution, but sometimes we forget that basic essence of these institutions is Common Man.  If govt. is so vocal about supremacy of Parliament about law making institution, then let us present this JAN LOKPAL BILL in the house. I am not going into intricacies of the bill, but if all the parties think that, one point is not fitting then drop that point but at least step forward. Let us show, will to act.

There is not Magic wand, but there is certainly Magic in the will power.

PS: This article is dedicated to Heramb Gadgil, who came forward and voiced his protest without any fear. Jai hind!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

16th August 2011.

All of the country seems to be sitting on a boiling pot named “JAN LOKPAL BILL”.  The way Congress launched venomous campaign against Anna Hazare , it clearly shown Congress in a bad light and also Indian democracy. All the Congress spokesperson talked like they are in a Akhada and willing to do any rada. The senior minister like Kapil Sibbal , Ambika Soni were totally out of their conscience.

               Even today in the parliament Congress  party MLA’s were adamant that the house will not run. What message this act of cowardice give?  People should remind that these are the people whom they elect. How come common people believe that the bill will pass unscathed?

               It is the rulling party who has all the right, what bill they will present. Cleary I felt ashamed to witness all this, in a country where democracy is the supreme.

                If at all congress felt that the proposed bill is not worthy, then let us have a fair parliament session, why govt is so afraid of the bill , since they have all the ultimate power.
                Even Anna said that, Parliament is supreme authority. They just want to make sure that the support for this bill will grow.

Difference between the proposals of Jan LOKPAL BILL & DRAFT LOKPAL BILL
Difference between Draft Lokpal Bill 2010 and Jan Lokpal Bill[8]
Draft Lokpal Bill (2010)
Jan Lokpal Bill (Citizen's Ombudsman Bill)
Lokpal does not have powers to investigate the prime minister.
Lokpal will have the powers to investigate the prime minister.
Lokpal can only probe complaints approved by the Speaker of theLok Sabha or the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
Lokpal will have powers to initiate suo moto action or receive complaints of corruption from any citizen if it deems it worthy.
Lokpal will only be an Advisory Body with a role limited to forwarding reports to a "Competent Authority".
Lokpal will have the power to initiate prosecution of anyone found guilty.
Lokpal will have no police powers and no ability to register a First Information Report or proceed with criminal investigations.
Lokpal will have police powers as well as the ability to register FIRs.
The CBI and Lokpal will be unconnected.
Lokpal and the anti corruption wing of the CBI will be one independent body.
Punishment for corruption will be a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of up to 7 years.
Punishments will be a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of up to life imprisonment.