Anna, Fast is not Enough! – an open letter to Anna Hazare

Dear Anna,

We salute you for the courage and determination you have shown over last week.Through your movement you have made every Indian aware of his/her power. We have stood by you in our fight against corruption.

I am really proud to say that we are fighting peacefully against corruption, but I also believe our fight should be very well thought out, we should solve the root of the problem. When we say, our goal is right, we should make sure that path we are taking is right as well.

I have few objections to the path which you have chosen.I am proud of myself because we are the second largest democracy in the World. You always have the right to go on indefinite fast, but saying that, “Government should PASS the bill, or I will die”, will not show Right path to the People of India. Anna, in this age of darkness, where we don’t have a strong political leader, we are looking towards you as our leader, who will show us the right path. If we want to pass any other good bills; are you suggesting we will have to go on fasting, till all the bills are passed? Is this how we want to run our country? I am aware of the frustration everyone has against the current system, but saying its system’s fault and going on fast till death to meet our demands,would be very naive and immature.

You and your team says, there have been lot of discussions on this bill, you have taken opinion of the people for it, which is great(simply because lot of people are supporting anything doesn’t mean that is right thing), but that doesn’t mean we should FORCE government to pass only OUR draft of the bill. This will do injustice to other people’s views (there are some other drafts by some other NGOs as well). Even if we succeed in this way it will set a trend to get anything done.

The long term solution I see is, you and your team should form a political party, face the elections, we will elect you as a majority in Parliament. This way we can get lot of other good bills passed. As they say, “To change the system we should become part of the system”. Lets become part of the democracy and fight in a systematic way. We always say, “Why we can not have Good politicians? Why cant WE, as Indians, elect Good People? Why Good people are not part of the system?”.

This movement is very good start, but in the long run India needs, Good people to join politics, you and your team can take a lead in doing that, you should start a political party! (Should I say “I will go on indefinite fast, until you start a political party?”).

Lets become part of the democratic system to make it strong and lets run our India more systematically.


An Indian.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by pallavi on August 22, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    Thats a great point to think upon. When we go for voting, we hardly know the politicians or even if we know we hardly know the good work done by them. We choose a better from a worst group. So that’s true why cant we have a Best group?


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