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Dear Man Mohan Singh. Just Do It!

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Dear MMS,

It’s clear that the nation supports Anna Hajare. It’s very very sad to see that Anna Hajare’s fast has entered 7th day. Worse, you and your government don’t have convincing answers. So common sense says, introduce the Jan Lokpal Bill in parliament. You know it’s possible to do it quickly.

Just Do It!

Just Do It, Man Mohan Singh

MMS - Just Do It!

You know that forming a new committee to ‘discuss the lokpal bill’ is an old trick. I don’t think any of your tricks are going to work anymore. So, Just Do It!

-The Big K-



11 Comments

  1. Durga

    August 22, 2011

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    The Janlokpal sure sounds powerful and the lokpal is a toothless binded tiger :-s , there has to be a way out. He brings on Janlokpal and then it almost seems like parallel governance , then instead of one headache we will have two now. I support Anna and his cause . no doubt about it, but I feel the masses are with him because not that they know the details of JLP bill, but rather are with cause ‘ anti-corruption’. anything against corruption is good for them.
    Few modifications will be a compromise and kinda win win situation, instead of including Judiciary in JLP bill, it would rather be better to reform current judiciary system .
    and a coalitio gov will take ages to decide on somethine, pyaara laalu has already denied support to JLP bill, so will many other parties (dont forget AIDMK and DMK ) , and sheila (man she is old and forgetful and thoughtless, she needs to retire)

    • The Big K

      August 22, 2011

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      Jan Lok Pal is *NOT* parallel governance. It seems that lot of people believe that there’s no way corruption can be handled. The current governance system is FLAWED, because there’s no one to keep check on Government. The Lokpal will *not* act as parallel government. It won’t take decisions in terms of policies, budget, reforms etc.

      Lokpal acts only when there are cases of corruption against the officers, the MLAs, MPs, corrupt officers and so on.

      • Durga

        August 22, 2011

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        Reading Jan Lokpal, I felt it was powerful enough, right from the start
        of complaint filling to sentencing the culprit (in some cases death), IS
        powerful. yes, Jan Lok Pal wont have total powers as framing the budget
        , framing the other welfare plans like gov does . Though ideally thinking JANLOKPAL is needed,I feel it needs to be a
        little tamed down, not stripped of claws and teeth, if it HAS to be passed by the parliament.

        • The Big K

          August 22, 2011

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          The public is the most superior. The Government must pass the bill that public wants. Which points in the Civil Society’s bill do you think need to be compromised?

          • Durga

            August 25, 2011

            You can already see it, though JLP is good enough, Gov wont just pass it. Personally I feel, the venting out of punishment needs to be compromised. There should be only one organization which can award punishments . I feel the power needs to be with Supreme court.  when JLP is being perceived as an independent body, I feel there is no need of merger with current anti corruption bodies. Lokayuktas are functioning independently (i need to check on this). As well, inclusion of judiciary , its more like to what extent judiciary has to be pulled in. yes, we have judges who are corrupt as well,  judiciary is a whole constitution by itself, but bringing judiciary under another policy might not be such a good idea . Both need to co-exist. In a ideal set up, JLP is good as what it is, few of the policies to be compromised will only act as a catalyst in speeding up the process of passing and implementation of the bill. I am not against JLP, I am totally for it, who doesnot want a clean country. But for it to be implemented, unfortunately some compromises have to be done.

          • Durga

            August 25, 2011

            correction -“judiciary is a whole institution by itself”

  2. Mayur karmarkar

    August 23, 2011

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    I am little skeptical, you may call this negative thinking. But seeing the corruption mindset in India, I am worried, what if the lokpal/lokpal committee becomes corrupt? Not today, but say 10 years down the line this could be a scenario. With the PM also under its watch, imagine the power the person/committee will have, and then we might need to have a super lokpal. And who will appoint the lokpal, would it be the civil society members, who has given them the right to do that. (At least I haven’t). Wouldn’t they behave like dictators?

  3. Vid

    August 23, 2011

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    My Indian mindset refuses to accept that any good change (and change to control corruption) can happen in India; though I hate to say that. I have a simple question (not to you exactly), that if the JLP bill is passed then “Will I get my Rs.36k income tax return back from the govt.?”
    Right now they are asking me for Rs.15k bribe to give me my own hard earned money back.

    • Mayur karmarkar

      August 24, 2011

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      This is too far thinking. What about incidents that happen in our everyday life. I was travelling in my car on a bridge in Pune on which Two-wheelers are not allowed. There was this guy (wearing the “Fight Against Corruption” T-Shirt) on Pulsar who accidentally came on the bridge. The traffic police stopped him. The guy said “Mama, mahit navtha. Bagha kahi hota ka” (Mama, Pata nahi tha, dekho kuch hota hain kya) and then he gave 50rs to the police and zoomed away.
      Wheres the Lokpal and wheres Anna? I think it should come from the heart. No lokpal can stop this. There are already thousands of laws in this country and theres going to be a new one.

      • Vid

        August 24, 2011

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        Exactly Mayur! Is this gonna EVER stop? Ya, It should come from heart… I am just hopeless about all this. Only, I am waiting for the day when I’m proven wrong.

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