Monday, June 20, 2011

Anna Hazare, his movement and Media

Is Media trying to divide Anna movement ?

Yesterday there was a news published on the front pages of all the news papers saying Justice Santosh Hegde differs with Team Anna Hazare on the plans of Anna's hunger fast again.

May be or may not be.

Having different views is a great power of democracy and that is required to have healthy democracy in all forums. So even if views on approach to take the campaign against corruption and corrupt governance and corrupt politicians may differ from person to person does not mean the civil society is split on the fight against corruption.

Let us not get misled by such stories and media reports because this is what section of the press and entire political class want to see that this movement by civil society led by Anna Hazare and his team gets demolished. The government whose ministers are involved in corruption and few are in jail and still many have criminal cases going in the courts have no honest intentions to make strong laws against corruption.

it is now clear from the way senior ministers like Kapil Sebal, P.Chidambaram, Digvijay Singh are showing their arrogance towards civil society. 

Besides political class, there are also few senior journalists, editors of the media, business community and the elite class who enjoys this corrupt system that works well for them to fill their pockets with black money that is generated with corrupt practices at all levels. And it is a parallel economy that runs in this country with the knowledge of our honest, non corrupt Prime Minister.

Isn't it unfortunate for this country after having an honest, non corrupt PM like Dr Manmohan Singh there are scams after scams and the loot in billions of rupees is going on right under his leadership?

Therefore, it is important not to get misled by news reports about Anna Hazare and his honest team who is fighting our battle.

Let us not get confused and lose the focus of our fight against these arrogant ruling class and political class.

Let us stay united with Anna Hazare and his team because all the media reports from certain section of political class and media too are an attempt to discredit Anna Hazare and his team so that finally this people's movement gets killed with a psychological war by a constant propaganda against civil society. 

Don't get fooled. We have been fooled and tricked into for the last 60 years. 

Enough is enough. 

Ajay Angre
Author, Writer, Publisher