With advance apologies to Anna Hazare’s supporters..

· Date:April 7, 2011

From Anna Hazare’s letter to PM

NAC sub-committee has discussed Jan Lokpal Bill. But what does that actually mean? Will the government accept the recommendations of NAC sub-committee? So far, UPA II has shown complete contempt for even the most innocuous issues raised by NAC.

What is NAC?

The National Advisory Council of India is an advisory body set up to monitor the implementation of the UPA government’s manifesto, the Common Minimum Programme(CMP). It is a brainchild of Congress party president, Sonia Gandhi. It is also informally called as UPA’s Planning Commission for social agenda. On 23 March 2006, Sonia gandhi had resigned from the post of chairmanship of the NAC after Office of profit controversy. On 29 March 2010, she was back as the chairperson of NAC.

My challenge to Anna Hazare – Sandhya Jain

Dear friends

Now that Anna Hazare has revealed that he is truly batting for Sonia Gandhi and the unelected NAC to be the Uber Government of India, I have just three challenges to him and his team to show that they are serious about the issue of corruption that they are championing (or so they claim):-

1] Now that he is in Delhi and fasting before the nation, indeed the world – will he kindly demand on enquiry into the rising financial profile and corporate deals of Mr Robert Vadra, who is in the news for this mysterious ascent?

2] Will he similarly make a test case for the rise and rise of financial acumen of Mrs Supriya Sule and her marital family?

3] Will Anna himself submit an audit about his public achievements? Here I would like to tell those who don’t know that Anna Hazare owes his fame to the work he did in rainwater harvesting in his village, Ralegaon Sidhi, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. He was then massively built up by the nascent NGO industry which has since successfully latched on to Govt Funds for everything, though under development remains the name of the game…

The state govt then gave massive funds to take the campaign ahead – and some villages did benefit by sincerely doing their own work in this regard. But what about Anna and his direct work – how many villages did he take up and what is the success rate? Has water shortage ended in rural Maharashtra? Why are there farmer suicides? These questions must be answered professionally and moral indignation does not work here, specifics do.

Warm regards

Sandhya Jain

Smt. Sandhya Jain’s Detailed Article
Anna Hazare: NGOs for Governance?

Three Questions from Nachiketa Tiwari

I really do not understand rationale underlying Anna Hazare’s fast unto death. Here are somequestions:

a)On what grounds should”civil society” leaders be involved in a panel of folks who would draft the Lokpal Bill. Many of these “grass-roots workers” are two-bit players, and get dubious funding thru NGO channels of all hues and colors. A classic case is MNREGA scheme, conceived by Jean Dreze, and thru this scheme, tens of thousands of crores of rupees is being dumped into coffers of corrupt folks. And the NAC is trying to further the depth and penetration of this scheme, even though there is hard data that corruption is rampant in the implementation of this scheme. Any guesses, as to why this push for MNREGA.

b) While it is OK to argue for the Lokpal bill (or argue against it), is there any shred of evidence that implementation of such a bill even in the most ideal situation will stem corruption. At the state level, we have the institution of Lokayukta. Maharashtra was perhaps the 1st state to implement this provision (1972!!). The Lokayukta is appointed by Governor after receiving inputs from High Court CJ, and Opposition leader. He has the right to inquire into the conduct of all ministers (sans CM). Typically, we have retiredjusticesof High Courts sitting in this position. However, there is little data to suggest that corruption index in Mah. is less than in other states. Similarly, the Delhi state appointed a Lokayukta in 1995. However, the CWG scam involved mega mis-appropriation of money, and the “tainted’ people in this aspect hail from Mah. and Delhi.

c) Somehow I have a feeling that the “fast unto death” act of Anna is just being used to deflect focus from ongoing exposure of scams (which emerge on a daily basis). Imagine a scenario, where the govt., post some cajoling and “pressures” yields to the demand of the “fasters”, and constitutes a panel of “experts” who end up drafting a half-ass Lokpal Bill. And in the scheme of things, the focus on current mega scandals, which are perhaps of the same order of magnitude as India’s economy, gets lost. Who is the winner in this game?

Nachiketa Tiwari

Here is who gets to select the Lokpal members.

    5. A selection committee consisting of the following shall be set up:

    a. The Chairpersons of both Houses of Parliament
    b. Two senior most judges of Supreme Court
    c. Two senior most Chief Justices of High Courts.
    d. All Nobel Laureates of Indian Origin
    e. Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission
    f.Last two Magsaysay Award winners of Indian origin
    g. Comptroller and Auditor General of India
    h. Chief Election Commissioner
    i.Bharat Ratna Award winners
    j. After the first set of selection process, the outgoing members and Chairperson of

The adhoc ness of this list will immediately lead to its dilution. Why on earth should Nobel Prize Winners of Indian origin , who are citizens of other countries get to decide the Lokpal members ? What is great about the “last two” Magasaysay award winners (Kejriwal) ? Why not last ten ? Why not Padmasri Winners ?

Read Detailed Report
Jan Lok Pal – Caveat Emptor

Role of Swami Agnivesh
So far Swamy Agnivesh had only associated with Antinationals ranging from Missionary Mafia to Maoists to Terrorist Right Watch groups to Anti Indian Jhollawalla Groups. His association with this movement itself is enough to raise suspicion about the motives of the group.

Move to Undermine Swami Ramdev’s Anti Corruption Movement
Why there was no media hype for Swami Ramdev’s and Dr Subrahmanyam Swamy’s struggle against corrupted. Is this current furore to dilute the war against corruption which haven’t scared to question the Sonia Maino’s hand in looting public wealth and to mislead the probe against blackmoney stashed abroad.   

HK’s Stand

HK is not against any Anti Corruption movement , provided their intentions are honest. We should keep vigil before jumping into the fray – As we have been taken for a ride so far by many , we shouldn’t let it repeat. Apologies in advance to all HK readers who support the movement whole heartedly and wish all these concerns may prove to be wrong and let the cancerous corruption rooted from bottom to higher echelons of the soceity be wiped away. Unless and untill the Soceity changes – No Bills or legislation will help us to root out this evil

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  1. arjun Reply

    April 7, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    just checked swami agnivesh in google and wikipedia he selfproclaimed aryasamaji head with his on organisation nothing to do with aryasamaj … 5

  2. menon Reply

    April 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    McMohan can resign
    The only solution is getting rid of Mc Mohan and party. Sonia definitely will come under scanner if corruption campaign wins. So do Rahul. Which probably can end the congress.

    So it will never happen.

    Anna Hazare and Yogi Ramdev can come together with moral support from RSS will help.

    Beware of Agnivesh ! He is a door to Anna Hazare and I am sure placed properly and wisely by Kabil Sibal goonda of Sonia.


  3. Ganesh Reply

    April 7, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    vigil needed
    I supported this effort by Anna Hazare till the time I found Swami Agnivesh on the podium.I do not know why the BJP is not questioning his role in this?His past records are enough proof that he is the stooge of the Khangress,jihadi evangelist trioka.This movement will lose its nationalistic character if this man is in the fray. 5

  4. shiv Reply

    April 7, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    This is tactics of corruption mafia
    Rightly said.
    So far Swamy Agnivesh had only associated with Antinationals ranging from Missionary Mafia to Maoists to Terrorist Right Watch groups to Anti Indian Jhollawalla Groups. His association with this movement itself is enough to raise suspicion about the motives of the group.

  5. Keralawallah Reply

    April 8, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Let us fight against corruption!
    Dear Friends
    We should also fight against corruption since our aim is “PARAM VAIBHAVAM” of our holy mother land. Therefore, we should support the movement duly involving it in deeply and Sangh should come forward to be at the leadership of this movement so that the effect of Agnivesh is nullified. 5

  6. srikumar Reply

    April 8, 2011 at 2:00 am

    I agree
    I completely agree with HK. After seeing his association with so called swamy agniveesh, there is no point of supporting Anna hazare. It is a well planned drama organized by congress with the help of his paid media to divert the attention of the people from media. 5

  7. RM.Nair Reply

    April 8, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Pseudo Swamy Agnivesh
    If this man who is masquerading as sanyasi is behind it then I doubt the intentions too.
    The present mafia in government contains people who are manifestation of corruption. They can engineer anything in this country. Corruption must be weeded out of India; but if the task is entrusted with people who are human forms of corruption, then the intention should be doubted. This may be to prevent derail Baba Ramdev’s campain from gaining support. 5

  8. Common Hindu Reply

    April 8, 2011 at 4:36 am

    good stand by haindavakeralam
    Jai ho….haindavakeralam ki…….jai ho!!! 5

  9. Ram Reply

    April 8, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Need of the hour
    We are small beings with limited information. We do not know why Baba Ramdev included these shady characters like Swami Agnivesh in his movement. If we want change, we need genuine people and not parasites. Tinkering with constitution, enactment of new laws, inclusion in the committee to draft a new legislation…if these are the ideas of a kranti that Baba Ramdev is promising…We do not need it. What we need is SAMPOORNA KRANTI. The need of the hour is to throw lock, stock & barrel, people like Agnivesh who are truly anti nationals. Any movement that seeks not to give due place to hindu symbols or leaders is a fake movement. Remember the so called freedom movement when Gandhi has deliberately diluted the hindu content and gave a fillip to Khilafat movement just to give appease muslims? What happened? We got moth eaten freedom. The same things are happening with the inclusion of joholawaalaas, NGO vallas, jobless retired ubious officers, journalists, conspicuous presence of muslims (though a sprinkling) along with an advisory to stop Bhajans because it will give a hindu look & slogans of Extremists go back, when Uma Bharati visited. These are all pointers to the fact that there is a great conspiracy to (a) weaken the national fight against corruption by reducing it to a mere fight for a lokpal (b)taking the momentum out of the Bharat swabhiman agitation, thereby cleverly diverting the attention from the evolving scams (c) Hijacking the movement from the hands from Bharat Swabhiman and giving it to pliable people and (d) include all shady characters in the governance process. Just imagine, this fake movement only saw entrepreneurs, fashion designers, journalists and other elite in a revolution (LOL)….are we not that intelligent to know it is an engineered media show. In a nation of one billion, what is 5,000?…and who is afraid of a LOKPAL? Have they not manipulated CVC. Why can they not do it to Lokpal…If I am Sonia, I would be rolling with laughter. 5

  10. Prashanth K.P Reply

    April 9, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Anna Hazare’s Crusade against Corruption
    Cannot agree more with this view. We have to be cautious before getting elated. Other than Kiran Bedi, none of the other stage managers were of acceptable repute to the cause. The fundamental concept is worthy of applause, but the intention behind needs to be pondered with caution, no doubt! 5

  11. Suresh Reply

    April 11, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Test of time
    Time will tell what is true, but then some other person may stage-manage the scene at that moment and keep the public at bay. 5

  12. Aron Reply

    April 11, 2011 at 6:20 am

    HK forum is the conscience keeper of Hindu Homeland

    Iam unable to pen much stories as before (What a relief?) for Hk like before due to night and day Hindu world Vision project as a challenge to uproot media.

    In Facebook, I had created a stir, questioning this Anna show.

    Firstly it is stagemanaged is clear- by sharing of dais by Ultra leftist terror and Jihadi footsoldiers like Agniveshdaris and Prashant Bhushans.

    Secondly, the Panel has no room for Subramaniam Swami as a ‘anti-corruption activist’, but Toms and Dicks who couldnt bring to book the Rajas and Mantris.

    Thirdly, the narcisism smacks of typical Gandhi saint cult- in fact the whole thing is stage managed to hijack the Popular Anger.

    So I first posted in RSS and BJp sites to begin with my Facebook friend Narendra Modis own page that I disagree.

    I expected many RSS to take me from friend list, but instead- my Friend request shot up!!

    100 BJP/RSS and assorted Hinduism lovers became new friends.

    So this critique is a must.

    Let me explain what is the real danger here- quoting my facebook posts itself-

    Comment thread is here –


    Some excerpts-

    Just read this…the who is who of Cleanup Team…The panel will have have five members and five representatives of the civil society. It includes Anna Hazare himself, but not as a chairman, lawyers Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan, anti…-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal and former Supreme Court judge Santosh Hegde.

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will be the Chairman of the committee that will also include Law Minister Veerappa Moily, Telecom Minister Sibal, Home Minister P Chidambaram and Water Resources Minister Salman Khurshid as members.

    Now do i need to comment anymore on this? Will any wise man with clear vision nod to such a panel at such a juncture? This Anna himself is not a manna from heavan, but a stuntsman.


  13. R.M.Nair Reply

    April 13, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Pseudo Swamy Agnivesh
    If this man who is masquerading as sanyasi is behind it then I doubt the intentions too.
    The present mafia in government contains people who are manifestation of corruption. They can engineer anything in this country. Corruption must be weeded out of India; but if the task is entrusted with people who are human forms of corruption, then the intention should be doubted. This may be to prevent or derail Baba Ramdev’s campain from gaining support. Without people who are fighting corruption like Subramanyan Swamy, Baba Ramdev the committee to draft Lokpal bill not be proper. With people like chidambaram in the comittee the ruling mafia can make a law which will institutionalize corruption. Anna Hazare was enacting a drama scripted by the congress it appears. 5

  14. S Balasundar Reply

    April 19, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Some force is required to push a thing!
    Sandhya Jain concern is fine. It’s democratic thinking,though.! In the March meeting at Capitalwhere Anna Hazare addressed a mammoth meeting attended by more than a lakh of people , lumanries loke Dr Swamy and Ram Jethmalani, Baba Ramdev were present, to show support. The UPA Government is accused of ‘sans governance’.It’s totally anti democratic. It made opposition irrelevant and chose to do every other thing by its own dictates,viz. the Italian’ converted person’s choice,seconded by all those discredited, powerless individuals. Now, suddennly they were caught unawares as if a Tsunami came along after earthquake and the weak regime succumbed after viewing the enthusiasm of the people at large. Why should we criticize the force that has moved a ‘thing’,which was hanging fire for four decades.
    The succeding regimes after Janata Government 27 month rule, dusked the issue in ‘style’.In nutshell, all were backboneless. In the second revolution that came in 1977, after successfully defeated Mrs Indira Gandhi through the hustings,JP was unable to control or guide the rulers as intebse power struggle was on, rather to keep the flock together. JP’s deteriorating health was the reason. NOw, certainly a healhy and bold persona in the form of Anna has emerged. The Supreme Court under a model and courageous CJI is vibrant. PUblic opinion must get moulded ,where a good percentage of youngsters are nation loving but not getting involved. Here comes surely a rallying point and no adverse comments and talk is relevant or desirable. We all knew how, Sonia Maino shrewdly hold on to the system without responsibility.. People like Ram, Dr Swamy and Ramdev Baba are all doing their bit to galvanise a platform where there shall be a forum for patriots and wherefrom the traitors shall be pinpointed and attacked through various medium. 5

  15. Praveen Kumar Reply

    April 25, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Anna Hazare Should be Supported
    Not withstanding the doubts raised, Anna Hazare appears to be sincere, and he has managed to capture the imagination of the nation. It is the duty of all right thinking people to stand behind him.

    Here, it should be mentioned that the BJP has been less than serious when it comes to corruption. This is especially true whenever it has come to power. The Bangaru Lakshman incident which happened when the BJP was in power at the center, is a case in point.

    In the BJP ruled state of Karnataka, corruption is the order of the day. The Chief Minister Yedyurappa has refused to step down even after many corruption charges and other scams have been proved against him. This is mainly by virtue of the strong support from the Lingayat community to which he belongs to.

    The traffic policemen of Bangalore are the worst criminals, whose main hobby is to harass the public, especially two-wheeler and car drivers. They are always on the look-out for minor offenses being committed, so that they can pocket a bribe. Other state government officials are no better. Bribing in Karnataka is the order of the day.

    As such, the BJP and other Hindu organizations should try to set their house in order first, before trying to cast aspersions on Anna Hazare and others who are trying to rid the nation (or at least reduce the extent), of this cancer of corruption. 5

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