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First it was Ramdev and now it is Anna Hazare. The Government of India has left no stone unturned to weed out any opposition against itself and the against the charges of corruption against it.

It is a well known fact that corruption  is rampant in India and more so in all Governmental organizations. It starts from the top and percolates down to the lowest level. Unless one greases the hands of the right official with the right amount or keep the right weight on the file to be moved things will not happen.

Even if you have no criminal record if you want a police clearance you need to pay the police. Every aspect of the life of an Indian is influenced by corruption and bribes. Starting from getting a Birth Certificate issued from the local Municipality or the relevant local authority to issual of Death Certificate by the same authority to burning of the mortal remains or burial of the mortal remains one needs to bribe the authorities that be.

Despite this, this government wants to come down with such a heavy hand on Anna Hazare. What if the Prime Minister comes under the lok pal bill. It will only enhance the image of the Prime Minister. In any case the ones in power have ways and means to wriggle out of any uncomfortable situation by virtue of having the ability to pay unlimited amount to the right persons.
It only goes to show that the government has people who are scared to death of being investigated. Everybody has something to hide and so they are hiding behind the fig leaf that Anna Hazare is doing something that is illegal. They are trying to run a smear campaign against thim. It like the pot calling the kettle black. It is in a ridiculous situation that we are in today.

It is very saddening to see a person like Dr. Manmohan Singh supporting and defending the actions of the Government. One can understand a stupid, idiotic person like Kapil Sibal to support the government and make irrelevant and irreverant statements, but it is really disheartening to see Dr. Manmohan Singh doing what he is doing. He should distance himself from such a set of people.

What is Mr. Rahul Gandhi doing? The one who is being touted as the next Prime Minister of India wants to take every opportunity to show that he is with the people. In this he has shown least interest. He has not even made an attempt to talk to Anna Hazare. May be he scared that skeletons will come tumbling out of his family cupboard if we becomes the PM and the lok pal bill covers the PM under its ambit.

All in all it is a shameful affair. If the ministers feel they are so uncorrupt they should not shy of public scrutiny.

It is also disheartening to see the limited support on ground for Anna Hazare. The public, including yours truly, have stayed away from supporting Anna Hazare openly. Very few have dared to join him in his quest for justice and removal of corruption. It is time we wake up and join him in his crusade. All of us are not leaders, but since we have one let us atleast follow and support him.