So, what should Secular Samurai do? Create FUD, and split the enemy ranks. FUD in our information technology world is acronym for Fear Uncertainty Doubt. In a more coarse language it could also be termed divide and rule. Create fear about his anarchic ways in the minds of populace, create uncertainty about his principles, his thoughts, his followers and the outcome of this agitation, create doubt about integrity and thinking of his team members. Throw mud at them. The samurai has done all this. Unfortunately, some weak links exposed the secular Trojan Agnivesh and he was thrown out. He has gone to the extent of advising him to stay away from harmful elements as if Anna was a confused innocent boy among wolves like Prashant Bhushan, Kiran Bedi, etc. Digvijay Singh has tried all these in different measures, but Anna has refused to bite his baits. His party has used other arms of law to browbeat the leaders of the movement but so far that trick has also not worked.
Now, Secular Samurai is a worried person. Even his party members are not very supportive. So, how to save India from possible anarchy of Anna? No solution is in sight so far.
Before, he could put Anna in place, he has got the wind of RSS ‘conspiracy’ of supporting Anna’s movement. Now, this is too sinister! What right does a ‘communal’ organization has, to take part in a mainstream social movement? It was branded by Nehru and his comrades as untouchables sixty years back. RSS never understood the Congress game and went on extending olive branch of brotherhood to Congress leaders and keep working for social good silently. It even took part in Republic Day parade of 1963 on invitation from the same Mr. Nehru. It never forcefully countered falsehood perpetrated by secular comrades. How does it matter that RSS has been at the forefront of national defence and security since the nation’s inception? How does it matter that its volunteers are the first ones to reach any site where a calamity has stuck, risking their lives and limbs in the process? How does it matter that all the commissions of enquiry exonerated RSS of conspiracy to murder Mahatma Gandhi?
How does it matter that RSS has not been named in a single case of communal riots in its existence by any commission of enquiry? How does it matter that beneficiaries of thousands of social service projects run by RSS and its associates benefit all sections of the society inclusively, including Muslims and Christians? The game is the same that was played by Goebbels - Keep repeating untruth and it will start sounding the truth. So, even if a Sanjay Joshi sends a mail supporting Anna Hazare, Anna becomes a culprit by association!
Today’s newspaper reports now suggest that Anna Hazare seems to have fallen prey to negative propaganda against RSS. So, he keeps repeating that he has nothing to do with RSS. This is fine because he has actually nothing to do with RSS. But, he doesn’t have moral courage to add that he doesn’t see anything wrong if RSS volunteers support and strengthen his movement.
The same Anna had no problems in removing images of Bharatmata from stage when accused of using RSS image of Bharatmata. I don’t understand how RSS can claim patent over image of Bharatmata that was invoked by immortal song of independence struggle ‘VandeMataram’? That even VandeMataram is an anathema to the Secular Samurai as it hurts his Mullah supporters, is another matter. Anna can invite Trojans like Agnivesh, or Leftists of all hues to his stage, but he cannot talk to RSS people! He can remove images of Bhagat Singh and other revolutionaries from stage. He can let ‘out-of-topics for agitation’ MedhaPatkar hog the stage though she was never a part of anti-corruption agitation for months when it began. But, he must stay scrupulously away from RSS and its associates!Unwittingly, he has played into the hands of the Secular Samurai for once. So, it seems secular lobby has saved Anna from RSS atleast for the present. This kind of negative response will alienate a large number of natural supporters of Anti-corruption movement.
I suggest that Anna take a leaf out of Late Shri Jai Prakash Narain, who had the courage of conviction and openly accepted that he had misunderstood RSS earlier. He worked with RSS and leaders like Nanaji Deshmukh in 1975 that saw uprooting of dictatorship imposed by Congress. Unfortunately, for Anna, RSS and its volunteers are not in national movement of reconstruction of India for name or fame. They have worked silently and relentlessly without any publicity or credit hogging for decades. So, if they support Anna, they are doing it for nation’s good and not to receive any award or recognition from Anna or his team. Participation of selfless citizens – RSS or non-RSS types assures the success of anti-corruption movement. Now it has taken its own momentum. More Congress leaders of Digvijay Singh’s ilk try to discredit the movement, more they expose themselves. If Anna really wishes to stop Digvijay Singh’s hit and run games, he should simply say openly that all good meaning citizens of India are welcome to support the anti-corruption movement, and stop responding to his daily pin-pricks.
Thus, question of RSS and Anna’s relationship will become irrelevant and Nation can be saved by Anna from the looters of different hues that control levers of power today.