The question which comes to every one’s mind is good going but will it go Anna way. Lots of euphoria, hopes and promises but end of the day, it achieved nothing.
Anna appears to be reconciled and has taken the course of awakening the public awareness by visiting lots of places. How much impact will it have is a serious question mark. It is not that people are not aware, but the issue is what is the alternative to the present set up?
What ails the present system?
Near zero accountability
Arrogance of leadership
Mafia, muscles, money, media controlling the perception; neutralising dissent and controlling decision making Corporates, US and CBI being used as on required basis
Law enforcement and breaking is below par
Trust- deficit between the Government and people – arrogance of numbers/tendency not to heed or address the genuine concerns of people or shying from open debates.
Vote bank politics
Feudal mind set- police, leaders and tools of governance
Paucity of resources (partially self-created- leading to scarcity) leading to favouritism and corruption
Inadequacy of monitoring mechanism
Centralised Planning – unable to cope up with needs of grass root level
Need for genuine federal structure and bottoms up rather than top down planning.
Reluctance to involve the masses and quality brains whilst formulating plans and policies is taking place.
Regressive social practises.
Hundreds of small/mid and a few large revolutions fighting for their basic rights against oppression/injustice
Process rather than results is the way of system functioning. Non accountability towards results
The aim of team Anna (K) appears to be to provide an alternative to the present system of governance. The proposed system should be people responsive, oriented, friendly and participative
A corruption free society with the state delivering what it’s bound to provide
Accountability of elected leadership and delivery mechanism at all levels.
No harassment of a common man at the doors of processes
Speedy judicial system
Inclusive and participative growth model needs to be evolved and implemented.
Team Anna (K) has the following options
Fade away post a few hyper Delhi based media supported incidences. The basic strategy at this stage will be to challenge the authority focussed at unfair practises hitting the common man and exploit corruption of high and mighty.
This could happen by 2014 – the next elections.
Garner mass support to influence about forty Lok Sabha seats. Any party or candidate willing to follow the Anna model to be supported either as independent or consensus candidate. In the absence of a suitable alternative nominate own candidate.
Support clean candidate of political party, if none else available.
Start identifying popular mass leaders in the rural/polarised areas as it would require about two years to nurture and spread the message. Focus on cyber aware majority voting populace at popular gen X leadership.
Even if Team Anna (K) can win a few seats and impact some, it would have the capability to influence decision making in the parliament. Since the predictions are of hung assembly and Congress /BJP not by themselves capable of winning, situation ripe to focus on about forty or so seats.
It’s time for the Team Anna to work out the strategy for 2014 and present an alternative model; confrontation/media hype has a limited shelf life. Both Anna and Kejriwal have announced their arrival one as a mass leader on the line of Mahatma and other as a young leader willing to challenge the existing order. Stage one to Both Anna and Tam Anna (K)
Crucial stage two, prepare or fade away. Its 50:50 and two years move away from mass agitation and confrontation to work out an alternative model and mass awareness to be able to influence and if forty seats could be impacted and about ten captured stage two should be Anna.
Make a Difference
Those amongst scared to jump into the arena but wish to make a difference, now is the time. Silent revolution amongst the groups to facilitate votes to the right leaders. Cyber or word of mouth and interaction with the common man could be the starting point.
Stop sulking, put your energies together and let us make a difference
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