Its day10, going into Anna Hazare`s fast and the endgame is near.
The Govts intention and attitude towards democratic protests and protestors is becoming more and more clear.
No sane politician will want to be held accountable if he can get away with it and this is a clear attempt by the Congress to get away with it .
The moot point here is will the cat bell itself ? This Congress govt knows that it and its PM MMS can be held accountable by a powerful lokpal for the misdeeds and massive corruption that this regime has allowed. It will fight hard to prevent a strong lokpal when the first set of people in the docs will possibly be people like MMS and Chidambaram.
From what is out in news reports
- The Congress govt is willing to talk….. indefinitely!
- It intends to kill the protests through the time tested weapon most corrupt officials use … DELAY PROCEEDINGS INDEFINITELY.
- It is not willing to Act, so as to get a Strong Lokpal.
- Strong public support has meant that it cannot repeat a Baba Ramdev styled midnight raid by abusing the system.
- The Govt has failed to make this a Politician Vs Anna Hazare battle as the BJP and other opposition parties are voicing support towards Anna Hazare on the floor of the House.Its another matter if they support his bill or not.
- It has now started finding alternative methods and is abusing its power by misusing the Delhi Police as a front to pack up protests.
- Police have suddenly filed a case , opining that there are violations by the Hazare and the India against Corruption camp.
- They intend to get Anna out of Ramlila Maidan and break the protests possibly using the Indira emergency style.
Lets see how things go from here . People who have been contemplating whether to join the protest should now prepare so that critical mass will checkmate this Congress Governments intentions.
On the lighter side, I will fully support Arundhati Roy if she fasts for corruption…. cause in the end either corruption will b over or Roy.. both a win-win situation for India.