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4 reasons to not vote for Aam Aadmi Party

–People foolishly keep telling  you why you should vote for AAP? Let me tell you why you should not vote for AAP

1. Sab chor hain:

Obliviously , everyone who is even remotely connected to politics is a thief. How can anyone even think of entering politics if they do not want to make some quick buck?. Obviously Arvind Kejriwal and all Aam Aadmi party members are just crooks, even though there is no proof yet but you know it.

And hence you better vote for known crooks. A BJP with 30% of its elected representatives with criminal cases or a congress with 21% is anyday a better choice than AAP with 0% criminal Cases

 

2.Aisa hi hota hai, aisa hi hoga.

Yes you are right, Nothing can really change , so why waste your precious time on AAP. AAP cannot really change the system, so lets save them time and money and keep them from trying. Who the heck are they anyways to think about change? Have they not heard “Aisa hi hota hai”

Hence you should vote for Congress or a BJP rather than AAP, even though AAP has taken out time to understand the local problems, created specific manifestos, created rules to identify and root out any corruption from within .That never helps, it’s all Bogus. At least a BJP or a Congress is transparent enough to not even make an effort.

3. OOOh Foreign Funding:

Oh some foreigner contributed a few dollars to them. They must be funded by Anti-Indian countries to destabilize the pious parties of India. Come on who are they kidding?, who can fight elections without 100s or crores of illegal funding?.And did you know our Pious government has received a lot of “Private” Complaints regarding their funding and is investigating it. Have you even heard of such a thing with congress or BJP these days

Hence do not vote for AAP , even though they have been SO damn transparent as to release the name of every single donor on their website. So what, remember point 1, Sab Chor hain.

http://www.aamaadmiparty.org/donation-list

4.What do they know about running a government?:

Exactly, what the heck do they know? A Raja bhaiyya , a Lalu Yadav are much more experienced and smarter. AAP has No experience you see.Could they have managed complex deals like 2G or Coal Gate? NO

So you must not Vote for AAP, a better option would be congress because Rahul Gandhi has politics in his GENES. It’s all genetic you see. Even though qualifications , achievements and education  of many AAP members is something enviable, they do not have the genes. What do they know?

So here are the top 4 reasons for NOT VOTING for AAP. If you believe in any of these, you better not vote.

 

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Fight Against corruption– A leaderless movement–This time its personal

India is currently witnessing a very unique movement. A movement to pass Jan Lokpal.

Jan Lokpal as you all are aware is a bill which has been hanging since 42 years and basically creates an entire new powerful organization that has enough powers to punish the corrupt. Read my previous post if you are unaware

 

How to support jan lokpal
Why Anna Hazare’s Victory is so essential for us

This is led by a 70+ years old man called Anna Hazare.

 

India Rising for jan lokpal
India Rising for jan lokpal

Now why is this unique. This fight is unique because its not simple, it talks about not just ending corruption but a very intricate bill. This bill if passed might even require constitutional amendments.This complexity has led to various debates over the past many days namely on

1. Is the bill really required?

2.Are Anna’s Methods justified

This debate is not among politicians and personalities but common men and women, the common man or the mango people as we are referred to  is reading about law and pros and cons of a bill to be tabled at an enormous rate. Every day there are discussions in offices, facebook,twitter ,trains,buses and public forums. Facts are brought out, constitution is discussed, history is stated and people talk. Not About ANNA Hazare but about the Bill.

Yes there is a big percentage on both sides that doesn’t  underatand what its all about and focuses only on supporting or being against Anna, but that percentage is decresing. People are forming their own opinions, its happening slowly.People are being forced to google out, read both drafts to counter each other,point by point ,section by section. They are looking at debates at a much intellectual level.

Its not just emotions anymore, its more,its the bill. I have met many people who are on the streets not because Anna is there ,but because Bill makes sense to them.  I have seen people changing opinions, this can happen only if people are thinking.

My Civics teacher would be happy to know I learned more about civics in last 1 week than a whole year. I bet its true for many people.

No-one is alienated, its not just a struggle of villagers but even of scientists ,Engineers, lawyers and NRIs.

I call this movement leaderless because it truly is becoming one. Yes Anna Hazare is there but he seems to have very skillfully made this struggle not about him. Today ask any supporter of the movement, “Now what? Anna is out of Jail” and he will tell you, My protest was not about Anna, but about the Bill.

People understand that its a long fight, yes interests might wane, thats what the govt wants but the debates are still on. And untill people are thinking the  fight is On. A certain polarization is happening, more people read ,more they talk more they strengthen their beliefs and that’s why this is a unique movement.

Its becoming intellectual, not just a Leader worship.Its slow but its happening and thats what the government should now be scared of. Anna is now a connector not the leader. People are the true leaders.

The Cause is slowly becoming more important than the Leader, Biggest example is many Anti-Lokpall people also respect Anna because they understand, its not Anna people are fighting for but the Lokpal,i think this is what the corrupt need to be scared of

People might soon know more about the functioning of our democracy than the corrupt are comfortable with, people now  know how to file grievances, they now know about private member bills and this opens a flood gate of people urging their local MP to table new laws, ask specific questions which they now can watch on TV.

These things existed but people either never used them or bothered to really know them ,but now, their civics is being refreshed.

The more this agitation goes ahead, more people will be educated and better will the debates become , Anna is that leader who is now like a facilitator, its becoming people’s personal Fight and that’s what matters. Every word kapil sibal speaks is being taken as a personal attack, you know why , because this is not about Anna Hazare or congress or BJP, its about Me and You.People are their own lawyers….. This time,its personal!!!

 

 

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How to support Anna Hazare and Jan Lokpal Bill

Dekhna hai zor kitna baazue quatil mein hai

The time to DO has now come. Anna tried everything, from requests letters to negotiations but nothing happened

Anna Hazare
Anna tum aage bado, desh tumhare saath hai

Also see previous entries–5 ways to support anna hazare

and Why Anna Hazares Victory is essential to us

 

Just a chronological order of events since then

1. Government conducted a Sham of discussions

2. Even though they did start discussions, most of the Lokpal bill issues were not considered

3. They reduced lokpal to simple Jokepal bill. No real powers, no real authority

4.After the discussions ended, they went ahead and presented their version of toothless bill in the parliament making a joke of  Jan lokpal and all the discussions

5. Anna decided to start the agitation again

6. He constitutionally asked for permission to hold an agitation

7. Spineless government simply refused.

8. Anna arrested because he still decided to go on Fast

The time has come my friends, “Behron ku sunane ke liye dhamake ki zaroorat hai”

No we are not getting violent, we are getting peaceful

Here is what we can do to support

1. March: Arrange candlelight marches, Banner marches across the nation, in your schools, in your colleges, offices. Even if it is for 30 minutes, just now came back from a march of more than 600 people from my office Infosys Chandigarh. We simply marched on the side of the road, no violence no traffic blockage. Just us and the resounding slogans of protest and support

2. Tweet about it, Share on facebook,discuss on forums. Make sure AnnaHazare is the trending topic everywhere, let the world know that India is rising now

3. Use the constitutional methods: File a grievance “My Leader Anna Hazare was denied permission to hold a fast”

http://helpline.rb.nic.in/

Flood them with letters

4. Educate ourselves about the Jan Lokpal Bill

5. Join Anna Hazare groups on facebook

Get India talking, get the world talking, and let the corrupt know. The numbers are finally against them.

They believe they can get away with this by fooling poor villagers who do not have access to Information. Now the villages are rising, let them show the cities are rising too.

Today I saw software engineers, come out in huge numbers to support an Idea, to support a movement and trust me getting IT guys on streets shouting slogans is not easy, but it happened

Because the stage has been set, you just need to light the fire. So take the initiative, discuss an idea of symbolic marches with your colleagues, stay away from procrastinators they are not doers.

But follow these simple rules

1. Inform local authorities(yes follow all rules)

2. Make sure its peaceful

3.No Mudslinging on any party. We are With Jan Lokpal bill, it’s not a political battle

4.Dont block traffic

5. Dont cause inconvenience to your fellow city dwellers…IE be careful about Hospitals and schools

6. Use your voices

And Yes…Keep yourself updated…Be the solider on the internet..The country needs you. Every blog counts, every tweet is important, every facebook update is important.

 

Anna tum Aage Bado….Hum Tumhare Saath hain

 

 

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Battle Won Not the war!!

 

Finally Government has relented and has agreed to issue a formal order to constitute a committee composed both of beauracracy and people from Civit society to draft the Lokpal bill.

Battle Won not the WARThis is a Huge victory for India and Anna. But before we celebrate and down our defenses ,remember its just the begining. We need to now make sure that the final bill that comes out is as Anna and India wants and is passed immidiatly by the parliament.

It wont be easy guys,its still the start. We have won the first battle but the WAR is still ON. Justice delivered late is no justice at all,the time to punish the corrupt is NOW not later.

So here is what we need to do. The momentum needs to be ON. Keep asking questions ,whats happening? Is it moving swiftly? Is teh government trying to delay it?

All the momentum that has been build up needs to continue. Dont assume victory ,its just the begining.

“Darvaze mein Taang ada di hai humne…bas ab to ghus hi jayenge”

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Five ways to support Anna Hazare

Why Anna Hazares Victory is important

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Five ways to support Anna Hazare

For all those people who want to support Anna Hazare but dont know what to do ,here is a small list of things you can do

(all those who want to know of the movement check my previous blog http://madhurchadha.com/2011/04/07/why-anna-hazares-victory-is-so-essential-for-us/)

India For Anna Hazare
India is Behind Anna Hazare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educate yourself: Anna Hazare is fighting for something called a Lokpal Bill. This bill essentially gives us enough teeth to fight corruption. The government has presented a shamelessly toothless bill which like all other anti corruption bills is a sham and totally biased towards the corrupt. Educate yourself and others around you on what the bill is all about .Know ad let others around you know why it is important You can find the details on

http://www.annahazare.org/

or simpler versions on

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Hazare#Lokpal_Bill_movement

 

Join Anna: Go join Anna, you may not fast but you can be physically present there to show support. More the numbers more the pressure

Have Solidarity Marches/Dharnas in your cities colleges: Another way to educate is to have solidarity Dharna liek Anna’s in you cities/villages/Companies. Does it seems like a waste of time?? Well if you can leave work and celebrate India’s world cup victory ,this my dear friends in much more important. This will not only spread the movement but also help to keep it alive

 

Blog/tweet/write about it: Yes ..sign all petitions,write a blog,tweet about it Like every video of Anna. Let the government know that people are following,this is not a simple dharna but a new revolution.If you have ever written a Blog you ought to write about this. Write whatever you feel,even a simple message like Anna I am with you

 

Dont let the flame Die: Every news is Big until the next Big news comes along. This is what the government is hoping for.They are hoping the euphoria will die down,they are hoping that we wil over all it  soon and Anna will be back in obscurity. What you can do is simply KEEP ASKING? Yes a simple thing like Whats happening. Keep asking to let the Media know that we are stil interested ,we are still behind Anna and this story needs to Live. Let the government know that if they do not give up they WILL give up office soon. People of India are no longer going to sit Back this time.

Its a Call for action!!!! Dont just Sit behind

also see “its personal this time” 

 

 

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Why Anna Hazare’s Victory is so essential for us

 

 

A 71 year old man named Anna Hazare has decided to fast unto death unless government  rectifies and gives more teeth to a bill called Lokpal bill ,do we really care??

Anna Hazare
Anna Hazare

Many people start fasts these days,they go on strike for every possible reason,there are dharnas everywhere so whats so special about Anna.

First of all who is Anna Hazare : Anna is a social activist of wide acclaim,he was awarded both padmabhushan(1992) and padmashri(1990) among various other awards. He served in Army and later became a social activist. He is known to be a man who can think far far ahead of most of us. He converted a village Ralegan Siddh to a model village which is a model of environmental conservation. Most notable about this village is that the entire village is powered by solar power.

So What is anna fighting for. Anna Hazare is fighting to give Indian population the legal muscle to wipe out corruption. He is fighting to give more teeth to a bill called Lokpal bill which has been hanging in parliament for more than 40 years chiefly because it will give us the power to bring to justice the corrupt politicians ,hence they never let it pass.

The current lokpal bill being considered  is a total sham ,and as one judge rightly said it is shamelessly tooth less. Here is the version of bill the government wants to give us and what Anna is demanding(from wikipedia)

Govt. Proposal

1. Lokpal will have no power to initiate suo moto action or receive complaints of corruption from the general public. It can only probe complaints forwarded by LS Speaker or RS Chairman.
2. Lokpal will only be an Advisory Body. Its part is only limited to forwarding its report to the “Competent Authority”
3. Lokpal will not have any police powers. It can not register FIRs or proceed with criminal investigations.
4. CBI and Lokpal will have no connection with each other.
5. Punishment for corruption will be minimum 6 months and maximum up-to 7 years.

Hazare’s(Civil Society) Version also known and Jan Lokpal bill

1. Lokpal will have powers to initiate suo moto action or receive complaints of corruption from the general public.
2. Lokpal will be much more than an Advisory Body. It should be granted powers to initiate Prosecution against anyone found guilty.
3. Lokpal will have police powers. To say that it will be able to register FIRs.
4. Lokpal and anti corruption wing of CBI will be one Independent body.
5. The punishment should be minimum 5 years and maximum up-to life imprisonment.

 

So how is this fight soo soo important, it is important for various reasons

. Anna Hazare is fighting for us: Even if the bill is passed possible Anna Hazare will not be able to see the corruption free India he is fighting for. He is doing it for the coming generation,he is doing it for us also he is doing what we should be doing. We keep complaining that “This is the way it is and this is how it should be” and “Nothing can change” corruption is too deep,politicians are too powerful,but we do NOTHING about it,now here is a 71 year old guy who is showing us what can be done. If he fails we fail and all the cribbers win. Out procrastination wins, we add one more thing in our list of excuses for doing nothing. He looses we loose the idealism of an entire generation

 

Anna is doing it Gandhi style, a very civilised and peaceful protest. No blocking trains,no burning buses ,no violence .

He is showing us how it should be done,how Gandhi ji used to do it, how its more about inner power than external. He is showing us that Gandhi Ideals still hold  true ,they still work. If he fails we loose trust ,we loose trust in the very basis of Indian freedom struggle.A base which is already shattered ,most people don’t understand What Gandhi ji stood for what he did. Ana Hazare is a shining example for the entire generation to come( see how to support Anna 1)

And at last ,if Anna looses this time ,we can safely say bye bye to lokapal bill for another 40 years. Politicains would never pass a bill that would make it easier for us to bring them to book ,it will take people like Hazare to build up a movement to force them and sadly we don’t see likes of him very often(also see How this is a leaderless movement).

If hazare looses today ,nothing changes,yes nothing changes for you or me. We will still live the way we live,keep cribbing about corruption in India,red tap-ism and bureaucracy but if he wins it will be a huge step to a better India .An India with no corruption,an India where even the Prime minister would be afraid of taking any bribe ,an  India where the public servants will finally be accountable to the public ,the way it should be.  An India  of our Dreams….

 

God ,let Anna Win

do see:

 

How to support Anna 2

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