Now, even Ramdev, who was found hobnobbing with BJP and RSS, seems to have backed out by accusing Anna Team of being involved in politics. A non-political forum was all that Ramdev wanted in his fight against corruption. The JD(U) MPs ,like the Trinamul, have already refused to join the BJP chorus demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister on the alleged coal block allocation scam issue. The PM scalp is not the most wanted thing anymore for Nitish Kumar. In this context, the BJP announcement for the fight against Prime Minister seems ridiculous and nothing more than a tamasha.
BJP is on the backfoot because of the Apex Court verdict announced by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in Gujarat. Those who are in power are found involved in riots. So, at this moment, BJP cannot go a long way in its fight against the Centre. India is at crossroads and the choice is now between two fires - Corruption and Communalism.
If Congress is corrupt, more corrupt than others, BJP is more communal than others. So the quest for the third alternative has started. With Anna Hazare and Ramdev, this third alternative cannot emerge so easily as both of them lack the charisma of a Jai Prakash Narayan. Today, we have, before us, leaders like Mayavati, Lalu Prasad, Jayalalitha and Mulayam Singh - all of whom are tainted by corruption and may be branded as opportunists. The Left is weak all over the country because of the short-sighted policies of Prakash Karat. So the third alternative is a myth. The PM ouster campaign does not have much credibility.
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