The independence day is just a week away, and honestly I don’t feel any pride being an Indian or writing this post. We are nearing our 65th independence day but do we have a reason to cheer? What BJP used as a slogan to portray the progress in the country is now a question, India Shining, Really?
Let us just picture this, half of the country faces a major blackout on two consecutive days and the Minister of Power under whom we had to undergo this crisis is appointed as the Home minister on the same day. Shocking? This happens a few days after Pranab Mukherjee the man along with the current government, is responsible for screwing up the economy of the country becomes the President, he is going to be another puppet of the UPA government. The country witnessed high class drama when the UPA announced him as their candidate. The entire issue was thrown out of proportion.
Our tale of woes doesn’t end here, last year with the launch of Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption campaign there seemed to be a solution to atleast one problem in the country but even that seems to be a failed attempt now. After a year of on and off fasting Team Anna failed to impact the government in any way, they dived into what we can call a trap, the trap of dirty politics. What might have been the team to bring a big change in the country has now been officially disbanded. It could be Anna’s Gandhian politics that led to his taking this decision. Members of the disbanded team Anna have declared their intent to form a political party. Anna has clearly said he won’t be part of the politics. So where are they heading to? How will they not be a just another party like Congress and BJP?
Previously what we called team Anna, the epitome of a corrupt free India has forgotten its priority. There is no harm in going political, but it is clear that they might have gotten into something they can’t handle, when they aren’t even clear of their leadership. Running a political party is no cakewalk, they need funds to campaign, they have public support but the team has definitely strayed from its main aim which was eradicating corruption. Their only method to protest against the government was fasting which fell on the brutal government’s deaf ears. Fasting didn’t work, it is evident, they tried doing it for a year, why couldn’t they find a better way to protest, politics certainly isn’t the conventional method.
Now all we are left with is to wait and watch, and see what the future beholds for the now doused fire of the revolution that incited the ray of hope of having a corruption free India.