It is heartening to see our Chennai vasis who are rather laid back have suddenly opened their eyes to fight for a corruption free India and join in the silent agitation spearheaded by Anna Hazare. Hats off to this movement which is non-violent and absolutely peaceful in nature –no burning and destroying of public property like Andhraites resort to in their fight for division of their State. However the people of Andhra are not entirely to be blamed for their actions because it was the fall out of the hasty decision and announcement by the centre which promised to concede to their demands, specifying a time frame. If it could take Chandrasekhar’s threat to fast until his demand is met, and announce its decision on the issue without realizing its consequences, (didn’t the constitution and the institutions exist at that time? )why is it not able to decide on the Lokpal Bill, which is an attempt to gradually eradicate corruption in high places, low places or all places (not sure which way it percolates/permeates, top to bottom or bottom upwards or whether the spoils are shared according to the hierarchy). Personally, though I have all appreciation for the spontaneous support Chennai vasis too are extending to the cause by joining Anna Hazare (not in complete fast but partial) I feel there are better ways of making the Prime Minister realize the fact that but for a few who have vested interest in dumping the bill, the whole nation wants the bill to be passed.The money stacked by the corrupt few is retrieved and spent for a better purpose. I feel someone close to the P.M. and WHO HAS the interests of people of India should drive home the importance of passing the bill at the earliest.
N Meera Raghavendra Rao