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Monday, April 11, 2011


Anna Hazare ending his fast. He is                   The 29 September 1938, Adolf Hitler,
holding aloft the Gazette Notification              Neville Chamberlain and 
relating to the appointment of a                       Benito Mussolini signed the Munich 
Drafting Committee for the                                Agreement. Neville Chamberlain 
Lok Pal Bill to be introduced                              proudly  displayed a copy of the   
in the Monsoon Session of                                 Munich Agreement at London Airport.
Parliament. Cheated by Sonia Gandhi             Cheated by Hitler and his Nazi 
and Sonia Congress UPA Government             Government in September 1938
in April 2011

 Anna Hazare went on a fast-onto-death last week against the multi-pronged, multi-dimensional gargantuan corruption raging in this country under the Congress Supremo Sonia Gandhi on a scale that beats even the colonial loot and plunder of British Rule in India between 1757 and 1947. He had written to the dejure Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and defacto Prime Minister Firangi Memsahib Sonia Gandhi about the paramount and impending national need for the the passing of a Lok Pal Bill in the Parliament to create a suitable and effective machinery for  fighting the canker of corruption in India. Our ‘Know Nothing and Do Nothing’ Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sent no reply to Anna Hazare. The whole country knows that our Prime Minion was awaiting orders from his dictatorial and intimidating Italian Boss residing at No: 10 Janpath, New Delhi – the FOUNTAINHEAD of ALL CORRUPTION in India, in all its vicious and venal ramifications. Firangi Memsahib Sonia Gandhi also treated the letter of Anna Hazare with known super-Sonia Contempt! This was pointed out by Anna Hazare himself on the first day of his fast in Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

What is most surprising is the mafia of mass media --- both print and electronic --- went gaga on the fast of Anna Hazare in a well planned and orchestrated manner as instructed and directed by Sonia Congress from No: 10 Janpath in New Delhi. The same media had consciously ignored the National Campaign Against the Cancer of Corruption that has been launched by Baba Ramdev in all parts of India during the last several months. The fact that more than two Lakhs of people had assembled at Ram Lila Grounds recently in New Delhi to hear Baba Ramdev’s thundering eloquence against the corruption plaguing and debilitating the country was completely ignored by the pro-Congress, anti-Hindu TV Channels like Times Now, Headlines Today, NDTV, CNN IBN and many other Channels. Perhaps, the mafia of mass media was duly instructed by Firangi Memsahib Sonia Gandhi and her political advisor Ahmed Patel to completely blackout the news relating to the massive democratic war that BABA RAMDEV HAS LAUNCHED AGAINST SONIA CONGRESS GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION. All of them have endeavoured to substitute Gandhian Hindu Anna Hazare for the truly Sanatana Dharmik Hindu Baba Ramdev. In their collective anxiety to pull the carpet under the feet of Baba Ramdev, they seem to have forgotten that Baba Ramdev is already an established national icon with unshakeable grass roots in all the villages off India from Himalayas to Kanyakumari and from Rann of Cutch to Bay of Bengal.

When Anna Hazare started his fast, the whole-time page boy and minion of the Sonia-Congress Party Oily Moily Union Minister for Law (lessness!) had the temerity, stupidity and banality, to declare to the public through the Congress obliging MEDIA—both print and electronic—that “ANNA HAZARE CANNOT TAKE THE LAW INTO HIS OWN HANDS AND BLACKMAIL A DULY ELECTED GOVERNMENT.”

Kapil Sibal, another personal minion of Sonia Gandhi, ever in combat readiness to utter unabashed falsehoods for the survival of this known Political Quattrocchi type Gangster from Italy, was speaking in viciously multiple tongues on the first two days of Anna Hazare’s Fast. The nation fully knows how this arrogant and vainglorious Minister had the temerity to declare immediately after taking over as Union Telecom Minister THAT THERE WAS NO LOSS TO THE NATIONAL EXCHEQUER in the matter relating to the allotment of 2G Spectrum Space. His boundless superciliousness made him blurt out against the Comptroller and Auditor General of India by questioning the basis on which he had estimated the colossal loss of Rs. 175000/ crores cost to the National Exchequer by the 2G Spectrum Scam of Formwr Union telecom Miinster A.Raja.

Abhisekh Singhvi, another hired political tenant-at-will of the Firangi Memsahib, made a frontal attack on Anna Hazare, calling him an anarchist who has no faith in established institutions like Parliament, duly elected Government etc. As instructed by his boss Awesome Sonia Gandhi, he was radiating an orchestrated indignation and contempt towards the fast of Anna Hazare.

After enacting this Sonia-directed farcical, lurid anti-Anna Hazare drama of verbal violence for 4 days, and after going through the preplanned process of ‘titillating arousal’ of the large-scale public expectations about the impact of Anna Hazare’s fast through a servile, paid and chained mass media, the Government of India issued the following Notification relating to the Constitution of a Joint Drafting Committee comprising of Union Ministers and ‘Civil Society Activists’ to prepare the Draft of the Lok Pal Bill before the 30th of June 2011. I am presenting below the text of the Government of India Gazette Notification in this regard:

Joint Drafting Committee shall consist of five nominee ministers of the Government of India and five nominees of Shri Anna Hazare (including himself).

The five nominee Ministers of the Government of India are as under:-

Pranab Mukherjee, Union Minister of Finance, 
P Chidambaram, Union Minister of Home Affairs,  

M Veerappa Moily, Union Minister of Law and Justice, 

Kapil Sibal, Union Minister of Human Resource and Development and Minister of Communication and Information Technology, and 
Salman Khursheed, Union Minister of Water Resources and Minister of Minority Affairs.

The five nominees of Anna Hazare (including himself) are as under:- 
Anna Hazare, 
Justice N Santosh Hegde, 
Shanti Bhushan, Senior Advocate, 
Prashant Bhushan, Advocate and 
Arvind Kejriwal.


The Chairperson of the Joint Drafting Committee shall be Pranab Mukherjee.

The Co-Chairperson of the Joint Drafting Committee shall be Shanti Bhushan.

The Convenor of the Join Drafting Committee shall be M Veerappa Moily.

The Joint Drafting Committee shall commence its work forthwith and evolve its own procedure to prepare the proposed legislation.

The Joint Drafting Committee shall complete its work latest by 30th June, 2011.

There is much to be said for the old English saying that a man is known by the company he keeps! Wittingly or unwittingly, consciously or unconsciously, Anna Hazare has been ambushed by a dubious coterie of singularly unscrupulous and yet magnificently successful high profile individuals like Medha Patkar, Swami Agnivesh, Kiran Bedi, Mallika Sarabhai, Arvind Kejriwal, Sandeep Pandey and Aruna Roy. A few of them are members of Sonia Gandhi’s supra-Constitutional, essentially pro-Islamic, pro-Evangelical and virulently anti-Hindu National Advisory Council. All these worthies have attached themselves like leaches to Anna Hazare only to get political mileage and self-publicity. All of them are subterranean bugle boys and girls for Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi!

My esteemed friend Kishen Kak I.A.S, formerly Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat, has sent me a note, inviting my attention to the basically dubious credentials of many of the following people in the limelight who have ingratiated themselves upon the glory of Anna Hazare:

“Hazare is described as a Gandhian – the politics and morality of the Gandhian fast is another story; this one is about the company that this Gandhian keeps.   “

“India Against Corruption" (IAC) is Anna Hazare's address for his letter dt. 6/4/11 to the Prime Minister and is therefore presumably the prime mover of this ongoing fast-unto-death.  IAC describes itself as "an expression of collective anger of people of India against corruption".  Those who started it include, apart from Hazare himself, two spiritual leaders (Swami Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravishankar), one religious leader (Archbishop Vincent Concessao), one politician in the guise of a religious leader(Swami Agnivesh) and three notables usually described as civil society activists (Kiran Bedi, Mallika Sarabhai, Arvind Kejriwal).  In addition, its "notable participants" include another now-notorious civil society activist (Medha Patkar).”

“Swami Agnivesh has his own websites, his own political party and is a "self-titled Arya Samaj scholar".  He has under his saffron robe the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award, the Right Livelihood Award, and the Rev. MA Thomas National Rights Award.  He describes himself as "the most distinguished leader of the Arya Samaj".  However, this has been questioned, as has his fascination for Mother Teresa, his infatuation for Mother Sonia ("only light of hope of spirituality at end of dark tunnel"), and his unabashed admiration for Islam and Pakistan.” 

“Kiran Bedi's service record was actually far from distinguished, she was professionally unreliable and untrustworthy, she deserted her post more than once, and she expected favouritism because she was a woman officer.  She excels at public and media relations and, over the years, picked up a Magsaysay award and awards from the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin, the Don Bosco Shrine, the Mother Teresa Memorial National Award for Social Justice, and other such assorted goodies.  The Hindu (Delhi ) on its front page on 6/4/11 had a picture of Bedi carefully situating right next to the fasting-unto-death Anna Hazare a placard that announced "bhrashtachar ko khatm karo -".  JNSS is the Jagruk Nagrik Suraksha Sangathan (National President: Mr Denson Joseph).  It proclaims itself nationalist and anti-terrorist and "salutes and supports the efforts of all agencies working hand in hand to secure the nation".  These agencies are the Home Ministry, the Delhi Police, BSF, NSS, CISF, and the United Nations!  It solicits donations - but nowhere on its website does it give its accounts.  Prominent with Hazare when he began his fast were "Arvind Kejriwal along with Mallika Sarabhai and Magsaysay award winner Sandeep Pandey", and "famous former top cop Kiran Bedi said all the activists present there would be on a day-long hunger strike, but Hazare would continue his fast till the Government agrees to our demands.”

Accused of cheating by dancers who filed a complaint against her, Mallika Sarabhai declared "neither the country nor its people for whom I have spent 25 years working deserve me".  Indians and India  don't deserve Sarabhai, but does Sarabhai deserve India ?  How much in those 25 years was not motivated by her desire for profit or for her own greater glory?   I can personally testify to the desperation with which the dancing-Sarabhais sought government sponsorship and recognition.  There are thousands upon thousands of jawans who are far greater patriots than her - and don't boast about it.  They are prepared to die for the country that Sarabhai wanted to flee because her fellow-dancers accused her of cheating them. Why did her most vocal defenders not include any of her dancer peers?  Was this because, within the dancer sorority, they were aware there was more to the Sarabhai publicly-cultivated image than met the eye?  Was she not, through this particular contract that was challenged by the dancers, peddling to them her saleability?  Was she not touting her own brand image to introduce them - on payment by them to her or her organization - to foreign audiences that they could not have managed on their own?  If (according to The Pioneer, Nov 2, 2003) 13 dancers complained about her, had she not netted from them a cool Rs.2.60 lakhs for not taking them abroad!?  And, if they felt cheated because she took their money - but not them - and she claimed she acted according to the terms of the contract, why should they not challenge those terms?  "…..there is hardly any doubt that daal mein kuchh kala hai, that something fishy has been happening over sending dance troupes to the US by Ms Sarabhai's academy", wrote Chandan Mitra.  As it is kala in the daal of Mapin Publishing (co-founded by her and her ex-husband and with which apparently she still is associated) that welshes on its word and its payments (cases known personally to me).

Medha Patkar has the Right Livelihood Award, the Rev. MA Thomas National Human Rights Award, Amnesty International's Human Rights Defender's Award, and the BBC's Green Ribbon Award for Best International Political Campaigner.  Her Narmada Bachao Andolan is described as a "social movement". Presumably this social movement handles money, if only for its own expenses. But the Supreme Court has noted the NBA is not a registered entity.  So, how does it bank its money? How does it account for its expenses? The NBA, which has international connections, does not seem to have its own website.  Foreign sources funded its support groups.  Accused of faking medical certificates, fined more than once for dodging court hearings, Patkar is now accused by the Supreme Court itself of filing a false affidavit before it.

Magsaysay awardee, Sandeep Pandey and his Asha for Education have a full chapter to themselves in the Vigil book that details their magic of making foreign money disappear after it reaches them, their allergy to professional accounting, and (in the book’s Appendix 12) his blatant lying to the Deccan Chronicle.  

Now, India Against Corruption solicits donations.  But it doesn’t solicit them in its own name.  It solicits money in the name of the Public Cause Research Foundation (PCRF).   In other words, the money you donate for IAC’s work actually goes into PCRF’s pocket.  Guess who set up and run PCRF?  Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Abhinandan Sekhri, started with the Magsaysay money to Kejriwal.  It is not clear from its website under what law it is registered, but it was filing a tax return in Form ITR 7 and claiming s.80G exemption.

Let us look at PCRF’s accounts:

1.  For FY 2006-2007, PCRF reported Rs 51,434 as utilized for charitable purposes - though actually all this was was entirely office/admn expenses.  It reported an opening corpus fund of Rs 13,01,000 and a closing corpus fund of Rs 12, 49,566.  In other words, it utilized its corpus fund solely for routine office/admn expenses.

2.  For FY 07-08, PCRF reported Rs.6,31,797 utilized for charitable purposes - again, actually all this plus another Re.0.90 was entirely office/admn expenses (including salaries of Rs 3,26,600 and legal exp. of Rs 91,209).  It reported donations received of Rs 21,400, loans and advances of Rs 2,15,000, and a closing corpus fund of Rs 14,49,168.10.  Its corpus fund statement as on 31/3/08 showed for "specific corpus fund" an opening balance on 1/4/07 of Rs 1,000 only and an addition during the year of Rs 8,10,000.  And as "nonspecific corpus fund", an opening balance of Rs 12,48,566. The loan of Rs 2,15,000 was "Kabir Loan 200,000.00" and  "Loan to Parivartan (Mangal surat ) 15,000".  

3.  The Parivartan is presumably Kejriwal-Sisodia’s Parivartan.  Kabir appears to be the registered society "spun off of Parivartan".  Founder-member Manish Sisodia is also its "Chief Functionary", and Kabir's governing body includes Arvind Kejriwal.  Though founded in 1999, Kabir's website reports no financial details.

4.  For the year ending 31/3/09, PCRF omits the ITR scans, the corpus fund is now Rs 31,51,416,  the loans and advances are Rs 2,46,274, and the office and admn expenses are Rs 8,10,078.10.  No donations are reported, and there is no financial information for after 31/3/09.

5.  Kejriwal’s Parivartan was analysed in the Vigil book.  Manish Sisodia was Parivartan’s founder-member and treasurer.  Kejriwal and Sisodia founded PCRF, Sisodia founded Kabir, and together they “govern” it.  Note the incestuous connections between all these different agencies actively soliciting money from the public, and note the opacity of their publicly-declared accounts.  Kejriwal was in the income-tax service.  Surely he understands accounting. 

6.  Prima facie, your IAC money – which you gave because of Hazare? - is channeled into Kejriwal-Sisodia’s PCRF and from there into Kejriwal-Sisodia’s Kabir and possibly Kejriwal-Sisodia’s Parivartan.

As was asked about Parivartan, “This is transparency? This is accountability? Something wrong with their maths?  Or with their morals?”

A “triumvirate” of an ex-police officer, an ex-income tax officer and a very worldly godman publicly abet an old Gandhian’s attempted suicide, while they themselves have no intention of shuffling off their mortal coil.  Their personal ambitions become apparent, and there are “sharp differences in movement over spoils” – “both Kejriwal and Agnivesh can leave if they cannot sink their differences,” said Hazare.

Here was Hazare fasting-unto-death and Bedi withdrew from the dharnasthal because of “poor health”!  Agnivesh opened his own direct line to the Congress.  Kejriwal declared, “A 73-year-old man is fasting-unto-death….He is fighting for each one of you and for your children's future. This is your last chance….”.   And then Kejriwal smartly seized his chance and outmanoeuvred both Bedi and Agnivesh!

Sonia Gandhi’s NAC colleague Aruna Roy is emerging from the woodwork (yes, this is the same Aruna Roy whose duplicity is detailed in the Vigil book, and who calls the Indian government “fascist” but has no qualms sitting at its highest table with the de facto head of this fascist government to “advise” her and it). 

“…who will decide who are representatives of civil society for the joint committee? Anyone and everyone can claim that they are part of civil society so must be included into this panel to formulate the Lokpal Bill”.

Of all the “civil society” activists featured here, Kejriwal has ensured he’s the only one into the joint drafting committee.  Thus, Arvind Kejriwal, he of the dubious accounting, now represents at the national level our country’s “civil society”.

Anna Hazare demanded “there should be no tainted ministers in the committee.  Asked if there were five untainted ministers in the government, Hazare said `they should be least tainted’.”

The public official must be “untainted” or, at any rate, “least tainted”.  Fair enough.  So, we assume the five ministers named to the joint drafting committee and accepted by Hazare are untainted or the least tainted, including Kapil Sibal who publicly castigated the country’s Comptroller and Auditor General and equally publicly absolved Spectrum Raja of any wrongdoing. 

But, characteristically, what’s sauce for the sarkari goose is never sauce for these “civil society” ganders.     

Of the “triumvirate” that negotiated the joint drafting committee’s composition, is Arvind Kejriwal really “untainted” – or, of the three, is he the “least tainted”?  As the primary negotiator on behalf of Hazare, was it ethical of him that he negotiate his own name?  If Justice Santosh Hegde who is Hazare’s first choice could suggest Justice JS Verma rather than himself as the “ideal person” to be the committee’s Chair, why could Kejriwal not insist on some other “civil society” activist for the committee?  Was he negotiating for his own inclusion and/or ensuring the exclusion if Bedi and Agnivesh?  

All these so-called civil society activists will be aware of the legal doctrine of clean hands.  Yet, as is amply clear, they demand public officials have clean hands even as their own hands stink.

Questions arise –

1.  Baba Ramdev has been doing far more to raise popular awareness against corruption than this lot, yet neither the English-language mainstream media nor these so-called civil society activists extended to him the “civil society” support that they are extending to Hazare.  Why not?   

2.  None of these so-called civil society activists has stood for popular election, whether State Assembly or Parliament, except Mallika Sarabhai (and she was roundly trounced by the electorate, losing her deposit).  So, whom do they really represent?  

3.  Why does Anna Hazare promote that extra-Constitutional “civil society” bastion called the National Advisory Council headed by Sonia Gandhi?  He “sought to project that Gandhi and he were on the same page on the issue of an effective Lokpal Bill”.
Para 3b at must be juxtaposed with the widely-circulated “bhrast-achar” email - e.g., .  The connection is obvious, yet Agnivesh is “already singing paeans to the Government and Congress president Sonia Gandhi”. 

4.  Whatever the merit of the cause, is Anna Hazare wittingly or – more likely – unwittingly a pawn in the unclean hands of these “civil society” activists?

5.  Of IAC’s 19 others who “started the movement” with Anna Hazare, how many and which ones showed up to express solidarity when he started his “fast-unto-death”?  Only four? – Agnivesh, Bedi, Sarabhai and Kejriwal?  Why didn’t the other founders join him?

6.  Finally, there will be expenses, if only on the bandobast of this “fast-unto-death” mela.  Who is providing the money?  And who is keeping the accounts?”

The detailed issues and points raised by Krishen Kak above are absolutely relevant and valid.
When Mr. Kejriwal was questioned for the inclusion of his friends and associates in the committee, rather than getting other civil society members, he has defended the whole thing by saying `We drafted the Jan Lokpal Bill. Therefore, “these people” can talk clause by clause with the government,' (Source:

"These people" includes him. Please follow the logic of this - only the "founding fathers" (there are no "mothers") of the bill, because they understand its clauses best, should be eligible to be Lokpal - in other words, Kejriwal or his "friends and associates". In the larger sphere, since judges are not the legislators, they are not competent to interpret laws - which is presumably why the draft bill drafted by Kejriwal & co. makes the LOKPAL prosecution, jury and judge ALL-IN-ONE.   

1 comment:

Chakri said...

May be Anna Hazare is not Sonia's stooge.

And hopefully something good comes out of this. What are your thoughts?