Feeling that the government wasn't 'serious' about bringing the Lokpal Bill, Team Anna voted for this decision. Voicing similar concerns, Anna Hazare told reporters in Ralegan Siddhi: “The Congress-led UPA government does not want a Lokpal. It is going back on its words on constituting a strong Lokpal to check corruption in the country.”
Pertinently, Hazare had in March this year demaded that FIRs be registered against 14 'corrupt' cabinet ministers of UPA by August. He had even threatened of a jail Bharo Andolan if government failed to act. His close Arvind Kejriwal had created a storm when he named 25 'corrupt' politicians, including P chidambaram and Kapil Sibal.
Demanding a fast track court be set up to investigate the cases of parliamentarians, Kejriwal informed that 160 MPs have criminal cases registered against them. Meanwhile, government today referred the Lokpal Bill to Parliament's Select Committee, raising fears that the passing of bill will be further delayed.
Though opposition parties grilled the government on the delay but when the bill was referred to the committee by a voice vote, none of the parties opposed. Critics would say that these parties only helped Congress to put the bill into the cold storage – giving Team Anna enough reasons to start the agitation again.
But how would people react to Hazare's campaign is something that matters. Since he is not fasting this time, so government wouldn't see it a major challenge. Also people have also lost hope in his campaigns – marginal presence of people at his previous rallies at least underlines that.
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