I write this letter while you and some others are busy in back room maneuvering to have a tie-up with my party i.e. The Indian National Congress.
I do not know what my party’s Central and State Leadership
is going to decide on this tie-up but what certainly I do now know is that you
are no different from the others you so vehemently criticized from the grounds
of Ram Leela Maidan and can henceforth take no moral high ground on the basis
of principles, ethics for being a party with a difference.
In not so distant past you had painted the entire political
class with one stroke of brush as Corrupt, inept, inefficient, unprincipled etc
and garnered these anti-establishment votes to a spectacular win in Delhi
Assembly. A model you tried so hard to replicate pan-India but failed with most
of your candidate forfeiting their deposits in Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections
barring a few exceptions.
I was never a fan of your kind of politics because you
offered the people of India Utopia when you yourself knew there was none. One
by one people started leaving or were made to leave the movement that Anna
Hazare had started and whose fruits you were the only one left to devour and
From swearing on your children never to have a tie-up with
the Congress to actually doing it and now bending over backwards to accommodate
them is not surprising to those who have watched you closely. Let the truth be
told you are a Delhi Centric Party with an influence over 7 Lok Sabha Seats and
70 Assembly Seats, other than that it is just an exception.
During the heydays of the Lokpal Movement I was made to feel
guilty about being a Congressman by your fans and now when I see your antics I feel
sorry for them.
I just hope my party leadership listens to Ex. CM Shiela
Dixit ji who successfully led the state for a record three terms and hope you
too focus on your core competence i.e. Delhi and not spread yourself too thin
Hope this letter finds you in the best of health and spirit!!
I have been wanting to write to you since a long time now, but the recent appointment of your colleague and fellow traveler to the post of Lt. Governor of Puducherry made me finally take this call.
I first heard about you while in college in Mumbai as we had a chapter dedicated to the great work you had been doing in Ralegoan Siddhi, then a sleepy hamlet in the interiors of Maharashtra and the next time I heard when you ignited and lit up the nation with your call for a Corruption Free India and Jan Lok Pal Bill.
Like the millions across the nation, I too was sold out on this idea and leaving aside my political ideology had marched in your support in Udaipur. Patriotic Emotions welled up in my heart every time you went on a Hunger Strike and reached the crescendo after the famous run to the Rajghat after being released from the Tihar Prison (http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/anna-runs-surrounded-by-cops-at-rajghat-464895 ) .But how short lived was this dream run??? Like the saying goes “Road to hell is paved with good intentions” this one too didn’t live up to the expectations.
One by one the nation saw your core team of India Against Corruption go their separate ways and milk each drop of fame and mileage they got from this Andolan.
• Arvind Kejriwal became the Delhi CM and is now nursing National Ambitions.
• Kumar Vishwas jacked up his rates for कवि सम्मलेन as the agitation gave him national recognition.
• Kiran Bedi is now the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.
• Shazia Ilmi, Ashish Khetan, Ashutosh have became नेता from पत्रकार.
• Anupam Kher has now become the most loyal voice of His Master besides being a Padma Awardees.
The only people that have lost out is you and the calm Composed Yogendra Yadav. You are a man of small needs so I am presuming going back to Ralegoan Siddhi wasn’t difficult but for Yogendra Yadav he has lost his moral voice of being a psephologist and have to bide his time playing a supporting role to the acerbic Prashant Bhushan.
Anna, where is the promised utopian Jan Lokpal Bill?? Arvind Kejriwal isn’t talking about it nor is the current political dispensation at the Center and now is it factor for the Aam Aadmi. For the Indian Voters have voted in Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD with the maximum seats in Bihar Assembly, Jayalitha whose conviction has been stayed by the courts creates history and gets a second consecutive term as the Tamil Nadu CM.
Corruption is a malice that the country suffers from but as we have seen in the past it is not the main issue. There are far greater issues that demand immediate solutions then the one you remained hungry for.
Please don’t stay away from the limelight, because all governments need your moral compass for course correction.