This article is about the ambiguity of including PM under the Jan Lokpal bill which is to be tabled at the floor of the Parliament in this coming monsoon session starting. Police not permitting Anna for hunger strike at Jantar Mantar but has done all arrangement for Slut Walk.
The government has played game that the draft of the Anna Hazare team was not placed in front of the committee and now the government is not planning to include the PM under the Jan Lokpal bill. This is the major point which has been excluded from the draft and has become the issue of confrontation between the government and the anti-corruption crusader (Anna and common Indian). Personally the PM Dr. Manmohan Singh has agreed to be included under the Jan Lokpal only supported by his Rural Development Minister Mr. Jairam Ramesh out of his whole team.
The government has also declared that the higher judiciary and the Prime Minister are excluded from the purview of the proposed anti-graft ombudsman. This has been stated by Anna, “Cruel joke”. He has announced the he will be again going for fasting from 16 August.
The other political parties BJP and the Left agree to the inclusion of PM under the Jan Lokpal which has created a tough time for the ruling UPA government, this will be discussed at length on the floor of the Parliament in the forth coming monsoon session commencing from 1 August 2011.
Reacting to the dispute, Ms. Ambika Soni the Information and Broadcasting Minister, said, “We all heard the PM and discussed the pitfalls of the proposal and also discussed the adverse effects on the stability of the governance”.
Salman Khursheed the Law Minister said that Anna and his team should recognize that their 34 points out of 40 have been included, but still Anna is criticizing the government. Over which the lawyer of the Anna team Prashant Bhushan said that this is a ‘sarkari’ (government) lokpal.
With all the unrest created Anna announced that he will again start his hunger strike from 16 August 2011 in favour of a corruption free India. On his announcement the government played another game and through Delhi Police has asked Anna about the strength of the people to participate in the proposed hunger strike. In reply to the number of the participants Anna said it can be from few hundred to few thousands, and to this the Delhi Police is not allowing the hunger strike at Jantar Mantar.
Jantar Mantar is the same venue where ‘Slut Walks’ Indian version ‘Besharmi Morcha’ is planning a program where the females will be walking in fewer clothes protesting against the crime which are infested on the females on roads. To this program the Delhi Police is providing all their support even after the threat from Shiv Sena against the Slut Walk. After the threat the Delhi Police is making more elaborate arrangements to have this walk conducted which is against the India culture of females wearing fewer clothes, rather no sound civilisation in the world would allow their females to walk semi-nude on their streets. The same Delhi Police is under the influence of the ruling UPA and attacked the peaceful protesters of Baba Ramdev at Ram Lila Ground in Delhi.