Prepared By Rushiraj Waghela, Asst. Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Marwadi Education Foundation Rajkot.
4th March, 2012
Chetan Bhagat’s ‘Revolution 2020’: A Coincident Voice of Anna Hazare 1 “It takes years to hang kasab, months to arrest kalmadi, but only few mitutes to arrest Anna...welcome to democratic india !!!!” *** “Desh ka neta kaisa ho – Anna Hazare Jaisa Ho; Desh ki beti kaisi ho – Kiran Bedi Jaisi Ho!” *** “Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Isaayi, Anna tere chaar sipahi!” *** “Anna nahi, yeh aandhi hai, Desh ka doosra Gandhi hai!” *** “Gali gali mein shor hai, Desh ke neta chor hain!” ***
“Sarkari Lokpal dhoka hai, Desh ko badlo - yehi mauka hai!” *** “Anna tum sangharsh karo, Hum tumhare saath hain!” *** These were the popular SMSs and slogans being exchanged by the people across the country at the time of Anna Hazare’s recent protest against corruption. His protest is a new landmark in the history of independent India whose struggle against corruption was a gentle reminder of Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha. The movement has gained momentum since April 5, 2011, when anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare began his nowfamous hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. The chief legislative aim of the movement is to alleviate corruption in the Indian government through the Jan Lokpal Bill. While in Libya and Yemen there is bloodshed for freedom, where people are waging war against one another during the crisis, here in India, a respected social activist Anna Hazare is waging a peaceful, non violent war against corruption. His urge to free India of the greatest evil, corruption, commends appreciation. This fight against corruption staged at Jantar Mantar was not a one- man show. People from different parts of the country gave their support to Anna Hazare. The greatest merit of this non violent struggle was that no political party was involved in it. Anna Hazare and his supporters...