To what level Indian public life has stooped? By Hem Raj Jain
23 Jan 2015
Sub:- Sonia Gandhi / Rahul Gandhi should take press conference to question Anna
On Thursday on a prominent Indian TV channel 'Times Now' two office bearers of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Kumar Vishwas and Ashish Khetan revealed that Baba Ramdev, Kiran Bedi (Chief Ministerial Candidate of BJP in Delhi) and General (Ret) V.K. Singh (presently Minister in Modi Government) were moles in anti - corruption movement by India Against Corruption (IAC) headed by prominent social activist Gandhian Anna Hazare and these moles were insisting in the meetings of IAC to go soft on BJP and instead should highlight the corruption of only Congress party governments.
When asked by anchor of 'Times Now' that why the Chief Ministerial candidate in Delhi Arvind Kejariwal, the supreme leader of AAP (which was part of IAC) did not tell the people about this farce at that time, the AAP office bearers said that we did not listen to these BJP moles and went ahead to expose corruption in BJP governments also, moreover Anna was leading IAC movement hence it was incumbent on Anna to take action against it but Anna then said do not make much of this issue.
In defense of their integrity these office bearers of AAP said on this TV program that the case against Karnataka BJP chief Minister Yedurappa were initiated by IAC national executive member Justice Hegde and some writ petitions were filed by IAC national executive member Advocate Prasant Bhushan in Court against corrupt BJP governments of Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh.
But this is not a valid defense. Justice Hegde acted against Yedurappa etc as Lokayukta of Karnataka and not on behalf of IAC. Similarly Advocate Prashant Bhushan also did not file these writ petitions on behalf of IAC against corrupt BJP governments. Moreover IAC never came on streets against corrupt BJP governments (as they did against Congress). This clearly shows that IAC movement and its leader Anna and its national executive members were consciously & deliberately biased in favor of BJP and against Congress.
Entire world knows that Mahatma Gandhi, being father of nation, has a special place in the hearts and minds of Indians and that was the reason when prominent Gandhian Anna Hazare gave a clarion call to the people of India to come on streets against corruption then millions of people did so all over India.
But, in view of above, as is now known that Anna exploited the pious sentiments (towards Gandhian practices) of Indians merely and fraudulently for bringing BJP to power in Union government at Delhi, then this needs to be thoroughly exposed - if precious innocent faith of the people of India in pious things is to be preserved and protected.
Because Indian media is avoiding asking clarification from Anna on this matter it is expected that Sonia Gandhi / Rahul Gandhi, the supreme leaders of Congress, will immediately take press conference in order to appeal to Anna Hazare to explain why he allowed anti - corruption movement by IAC to be compromised in favor of BJP and against Congress, in an ethically most despicable manner.