Baba Ramdev, the yoga guru, who is also considered a marketing guru by critics has joined Team Anna as their Rescue-Ranger to add numbers to the thinning crowd at Jantar Mantar !
Well, undoubtedly Baba Ramdev has a steady number of followers and being the sole face (unlike Team Anna) to represent his issues in front of the nation and govt , he is more organized and has sustained any and many attacks, the government has made on him via Digvijay Singh !On the other hand, Team Anna which includes about 7-8 people, considered core team members , are an easy prey to be dragged into controversies because of their own lack of co-ordination !
Threee youth workers of a less known political group ‘Nav Nirman Sena of UP were detained by cops for hammering off the head and hands of one of the statues of Mayawati following which BSP leaders demonstrated protests at many places in the state. The State Government however, quickly responded by promising immediate replacement of the vandalized statue of BSP supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister – Mayawati !
Mayawati , the former CM of UP,more known for being garlanded with real currency notes , disproportionate wealth cases(which the Supreme Court dismissed recently) and for using state’s money to make memorial parks and statues of Dalit leaders,saints,elephants(her political party’s symbol) and amazingly her own statues as well, had asked her supporters to keep calm when the incident occurred !
Low turnout at Jantar Mantar , supporting Team Anna’s fast , has indicated nation’s falling interest in the Team’s activities . Meanwhile, Anna Hazare has indicated the importance of launching a new political party People’s Party !
Guess, Team Anna has understood that the times of British and Gandhi ji is no more hence those old methods of raising voice against government policies and corrupt leaders will never work !
Team Anna members – Manish Sisodia,Arvind Kejriwal and Gopal Rai are beginning their fast at Jantar Mantar,today, in demand of a Special Investigation Team to probe charges of corruption against 15 Cabinet Ministers.Anna has been requested not to fast on Health Grounds , however, it is learnt that he would be sitting on fast from 29th of the month provided the government does not listen to their demands by then!
Interestingly, a parliamentary committee will hear a complaint against Arvind Kejriwal, key Team Anna Member,on 12th and 26th March of this year by two Congress MPs – Sajjan Singh Verma and Jagdambika Pal,accusing Arvind of passing derogatory remarks and defaming parliamentarians ! 🙂
Till date, Team Anna has not got any major success as the Government has been playing very smartly, tackling the issues of Corruption and passing of Lokpal Bill, as and when , Team Anna has picked it up ! Rather they have been buying time since 2010 . It would be interesting to see the result of this fast of the Team !
Yeddyurappa has praised Pranab Mukherjee considering him best suited for the President’s post and also requested his own party supported candidate, P A Sangma to accept defeat and avoid going to Supreme Court to appeal against Pranab Mukherjee.Interestingly, BJP has been left red-faced after there has been cross-voting from Karnataka in favour of Pranab ! Is this Yeddyurappa’s way of showing discontentment towards his own party ? By the way, Who may be the cross voters ? 😉
Pranab Mukherjee , the 13th President of India, has finally made it to the Rashtrapati Bhavan and while being interviewed he claims to be everybody’s President. Will Pranab Mukherjee, more known for getting Congress out of any and many tough situations and referred as the uncrowned troubleshooter, take impartial decisions as the President (and not as Congress’ troubleshooter) may also be disclosed before or after 2014 General Elections !
Eight of the districts of UP , including some of which were created during Mayawati’s regime , were renamed by Akhilesh Yadav changing the names given by Mayawati during her rule and making her furious on the issue ! She has called it ‘Government’s ill will’ .
If by changing names of places, prosperity could also be brought in the area ,still, it would have been a nice idea. But neither the Mayawati government did a great job by naming districts on the names of dalit icons and saints and nor did Akhilesh’s government do anything great by renaming those districts other than teasing Mayawati !
Recently it has been announced that Rahul Gandhi is now ready for taking bigger responsibilities in the party and the government both while he has declared it would depend on his two bosses , the Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi,as to when he would be given such responsibilities !