Says it is time to give an alternative to the people
Jasleen Kaur | August 6, 2012
Team Anna has been dissolved. The team that was formed to demand the Jan Lokpal Bill is no more functional, declares anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare in his latest blog on India against corruption’s website (http://news.indiaagainstcorruption.org/annahazaresays/?p=200). Anna says that government has no intention to bring law on Jan Lokpal. He says that it will not be right on their part to continue with their fast to demand a law on Jan Lokpal, rather it is time to give an alternative to the people.
Anna believes that Jan Lokpal can play a significant role in reducing corruption in the country. Despite several agitations from the people in the last one and a half year, the government is in no mood to bring it. He feels that political alternative should be given to the people by choosing the right candidate to be voted.
Anna says he will tour across the country to make people aware of the need to send the right candidate to the parliament. He has asked many related questions to the people in his blog.
He asks how will the members of this party, that will give political alternative to the people, be selected? Where will the party bring Rs 10-15 crore to win an election? What will be the guarantee that these candidates will not change once they win the election. What will be the alternative to stop exploitation of human and natural resources in our country?
He says he would back his team’s party but clarified that he would not contest elections.
Anna says he will visit 6 lakh villages in the country to know the opinion of the gram sabhas, municipalities as Janatar Mantar alone does not represent the country. He says it is important to understand what the country thinks.
Anna says many people criticized him when he called off the hunger strike and talked about giving alternative to people. But, he adds, that he talked about this alternative only when he saw that despite all efforts by the team the government did not bring the law on Jan Lokpal.
He says because the government has not fulfilled their demand of a strong Jan Lokpal, they have decided to send the right people to parliament and ensure that laws on Jan Lokpal, right to reject and right to recall are made.
Anna says the 2014 elections will be the last chance for the people of this country to vote for a corruption-free leader. He says if people don't support the cause now, it will be not be Anna's loss but people's loss.
He says he will not continue with the party the day he will feel that the party, like other political parties, in involved in making money.
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