Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Team Anna Should Change Stretagy

I think it is necessary and the need of the hour for all opposition parties to discard their individual party ideology and fight united to remove current government from power. If one starts searching holes in other shirt, it is available all where. But one has to distinguish between the Khira Chor and Hira Chor. 

There may be some corruption in all the parties but the voluminous, gigantic and monstrous form of corruption present in present Congress Party led UPA government cannot be tolerated. We have to choose a party or a group of party which have lesser level of corruption.

Indians have to choose a figure among ciphers. We cannot imagine of a group or party which is constituted of only honest persons. And last but not the least , it is possible to remove black rule of congress party only when the movement of any organization is backed by political parties which has pan India network and a team of devoted workers who can shout loudly and make the movement a grand success as they did during Jai Prakash Movement.

In seventies Late Jai Prakash Narayan could end the black rule of Indira Gandhi only because he succeeded in producing polarization of all non-congress political parties. He started the movement from the state of Gujarat against the then Congress government led by Chiman Bhai Patel.

In the present context too India has two stalwarts like Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar who have got mass acceptance and they have the potential to lead the nation. It is unfortunate that the ruling party by using tools like secularism and quota as diplomatic strategy ti keep opposition parties as also voters divided and continue to rule by applying policy of ‘Divide and Rule’

Somebody and some well wishers advise Team Anna, Kejriwal and his followers to contest the election and then do what they desire. Do anyone in India believe that under present electoral system any honest devoted patriot can win the election. Election in India is won by person who has strong money power and who is backed by criminals from behind the scene. Elections are fought not on the basis of performance of any candidate but on the basis of caste and community he or she belongs to. Votes are cast on the basis of colour of political parties, gifts offered by contesting parties and false promises made by them. Under present set up of democracy there is no place for good person In Indian Parliament and state assemblies.

Another BLOG published on 9th August I2012 in newspaper ET is given below 

Timing is perfect for a new party to emerge

Thursday August 09, 2012, 03:06 PM

The Congress party is plagued with corruption scandals. The BJP is no better. Those who have any doubts just need to look at the state of Karnataka politics. The BJP is universally accepted as a political front for the RSS. Most secular-minded Indians are uncomfortable with the BJP and hence default to the Congress, despite all its shortcomings. 

Then, there are the regional parties - the Samajwadi party, the BSP, the DMK, TMC, AIADMK, and the like. Given these dynamics, as of now, there are three options at the center - a Congress-led government, a BJP-led government, or a third-front government where sizeable regional parties come together to form a government. As Advani pointed out in his recent blog post, the third option is the least stable of the lot. What he didn’t mention, though, is that since the 80s, every one of these options has been tried multiple times with differing degrees of failure. The country, meanwhile, has seen the emergence and growth of regional parties, while national parties have been on a steady decline. There are many states today where neither the Congress nor the BJP have a significant presence. If this trend continues, running a coalition government at the center will soon be virtually impossible.  

The big question before the country today is how long we should continue to live with various permutations of these three options. Don’t we deserve something better?  Isn’t it time we gave something new a chance?

Given the current dismal state of affairs and a confluence of other developments, things bode well for a new party to emerge. Thanks to the anti-corruption movement, corruption today serves as a valuable unifier that cuts across all conventional boundaries such as caste, religion, language etc. It is a binding factor of the kind that the country has not seen since the days of the Emergency. 

The role of the middle class in the political process has been perennially derided by everyone, including the middle class themselves. In the early 90s, when VP Singh played the Mandal card, there was a furore among the middle class including some cases of self-immolation. Then the struggle simply petered out. The middle class is often associated with complaining but never acting on issues that matter to them. The anti-corruption movement is also being labelled by many as a middle class movement that is bound to die a natural death. 

The launch of a new party could prove to be a catalyst that stirs the politically marginalized middle class into action. Those who have sat on the sidelines complaining for years could now have an avenue to participate and actually make a difference. Firstly, the middle class must at least make it a point to vote in the elections. Secondly, the middle class must fund this new effort to the best of their abilities. Thirdly, the middle class must take it upon itself to spread the word, educate and engage the rest of the population. The first two are relatively achievable. The third requires belief and commitment to the long-term cause of extricating our politics from a whole host of ills ranging from dynasty politics, religious fanaticism, lack of intra-party democracy, corruption, and cash for votes, to name a few. 

Today, India is a young country with a significant population in their 20s and 30s. The onset of globalization has transformed young India into an impatient and aspirational lot. Since the independence struggle, there has not been any mass mobilization of young people in the service of the nation. If the active participation of the youth in the anti-corruption movement is a yardstick, chances are that this might just be the right time to re-ignite this call to service. 

With the use of technology and the internet, a new party can set unparalleled standards for openness and transparency. Tech savvy well-wishers and supporters can leverage the internet to stay connected, help raise funds, spread the word, and campaign like never before. These are clear advantages over existing parties, none of whom are in a position to embrace these advancements because of decades of “baggage.” 

As always, there is no shortage of vested interests and nay-sayers. It’s important not to lose sight of the forest for the trees. As a start, there is no need to dwell on individual personalities or be overwhelmed by the challenges of building a party from scratch. It’s definitely going to be far from perfect, and it’s certainly not going to be easy or quick. At this stage, it’s the thought that counts. 

If you believe in the dire need for a new political force to emerge, this is your opportunity to encourage and support those who are willing to take the plunge. We finally have a new set of people who have dedicated themselves to fighting our hardest battles. If you can’t help, at least don’t tear them down even before they get started. Give them a chance and if you feel up to it, hop on board for the long journey that lies ahead. 

1 comment:

  1. Ruling party , media men and most of opponents of Team Anna advised supporters of Team Anna to do politics by contesting election and then speak in Parliament to enact Lokpal as per their will.
    Now when elected representative of NDA, BJD, TDP etc have openly extended support to Ramdeo in his fight against corruption and black money, the same spokesmen of ruling party , of congress party in particular and media men have condemned Ranmdeo and his movement by saying that Ramdeo's movement is no longer social movement but they have a hidden political agenda.

    "Chit bhi meri pat bhi meri" This is the dual game being played by clever politicians of Congress Party in nexus with flatter media men.