We are witnessing a massive upsurge in people sentiment against establishment. These are the people who never have time to fume over widespread corruption they deal with in their daily life but move ahead with the motion, for they have to see the other day through. Dissatisfaction and frustration bubbles up and hastily gobbled up with a sense of remorse telling what can an individual do against the system – a fait accompli termed as middle class. Humm… an abuse or common pragmatic way of life?!
Suddenly, this community has found a voice, strong and determined, duly prepared with life long selflessness, afraid of no one and love everyone. Who and what better leader one could find than Anna! He has been able to clean the lump in the throats and take out, ‘Yes, we won’t take it any more; mend your ways or you have no way’.
Still, the men at helm are not ready to believe whether the time has come, still basking behind the technicalities of parliamentary processes. And the pinch of people sub-served by the system somewhere and eyes blind to see beyond the dusk continue indulging in pedantic, perhaps parody in hindsight.
Let sense prevail. Listen to the commoners. Live the idiom of democracy and not just rhetoric. Bring the strictest Lokpal. Of the people, for the people and by the people is not something for parroting but for living it every moment in public.
Yes, parliament is the body to authorize legislation and you are entrusted to execute the legislation. Had your intentions ever been upright, you must not have faced this arising. Now that you have lost the confidence of the very republic you happen to be representing through constitutionally organized elections and while this republic is nothing but it’s citizenry, the time has come to look back onto this very constitution our founding fathers had penned to provide us guidelines to serve and not to rule the people. If you stand to change the purpose and meaning of the constitution and you have shown yourself time and again indulging with malafide intentions, you deserve to be shown the right way to tread and the present uprising is one such attempt to allow you mend your ways.
So much for constitution. Remember, it is ‘We the People’ that is supreme, neither the parliament nor the government. Spirit of the sovereignty lies in the people of the republic and the body lies in the constitution. Rest all are details in the service of the people.
Therefore, discuss, debate and take all that makes the bill even stronger and perfect. There is no shying away from the strong Lokpal bill. Embrace the fight against corruption or you are doomed to oblivion.