Will the magic of Anna Hazare work and will the youth of the country be seen standing in his favour ? The answer to this will be evident by 17, 20 and 25 February. After Bihar, Anna Hazare is going to hold a rally on 17 February in Hyderabad, 20 February in Unnao and on 25 February in Gwalior. If there is a crowd of more than one lakh and above as at Patna recently on 30 January, then the mood of the country will be understood not only by the Government and the political parties, but by the people too.
Journalists had believed that Anna Hazare was ‘finished’. The question in their minds : whether Anna will be able to do anything now? After the exit of Arvind Kejriwal, journalists evolved a formula : wherever Anna Hazare reaches, hold a rally there with Arvind Kejriwal. No matter what answer Anna Hazare gives to this, I am surprised at how the combined strength which was there with Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal when they were together has doubled after their separation. One section of the people of the country is getting ‘organised’ with Arvind Kejriwal and the second, larger section with Anna Hazare. The surprising thing is that journalists or the political parties – neither of them can understand this. It seems to them that the two have become weaker after separating from each other. But the truth is that their strength has doubled after separating and it has become a case of one plus one adding up to eleven.
Anna Hazare is saying that ‘I not support siding with any one side or a party, but I will surely support good candidates’. Arvind Kejriwal is saying that Anna is bigger and elder to him and so he won’t say anything about him. However it is his wish that Anna gives him the same affection and love that he used to give earlier. Anna Hazare is ‘big’ and so is Arvind Kejriwal. I believe that the day when Arvind Kejriwal and Anna Hazare come face to face and speak to each other for half an hour, that day a new strategy will materialise.
Anna Hazare and General V. K. Singh are a deadly combination, whose unseen third dimension is Arvind Kejriwal. Those people who are celebrating the separation of Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal, they should indeed celebrate, because their bad days are going to come very soon. The political parties have developed doubts about the charisma of Anna Hazare. Actually, even after seeing and knowing, they don’t want to see and know the success of Anna Hazare is hidden in this ‘not to see or know’ attitude.
There is one more question on Anna Hazare which has been exercising the minds of the media: who, after all, is the person behind Anna Hazare who will translate his words into action? After General V. K. Singh joined Anna Hazare, the people of the country got the answer to this question. General V. K. Singh spent his life with pride in the army and he knows how to lead the people. It is not only about leadership. V. K. Singh knows how to get results as well, because when General V. K. Singh explains at rallies why the army succeeds and why the civil administration fails, then people listen to him attentively. General V. K. Singh says that for those in the army, there is one and only one passion – and that is for the country. There are people of all castes and religions in the army, but all of them take an oath that the country is foremost, everything else comes after that. He says that this is why the army is successful everywhere, may it be floods, may it be drought, may be it riots or may it be a broken bridge of the Commonwealth Games. The truth is that the army finishes its work at all places in and on the scheduled time. The civil administration is not able to work because it does not have the country in its focus, instead it has caste-religion, community and hatred ranged before it. General V. K. Singh says if there can be discipline like that of the army in the country, the same emotions of patriotism that run through the army, and a resolve takes birth that the country will be foremost as in the army, then all those problems by which we are hassled today and in a bad state, can be solved within a fixed period of time. People believe this and it has become an issue of worry for the political parties. Anna Hazare and General V. K. Singh are a deadly combination, whose unseen third dimension is Arvind Kejriwal. Those people who are celebrating the separation of Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal, they should indeed celebrate, because their bad days are going to come very soon. The political parties have developed doubts about the charisma of Anna Hazare. Actually, even after seeing and knowing, they don’t want to see and know — the success of Anna Hazare is hidden in this ‘not to see or know’ attitude. The late Kanshi Ram used to say that my voters never read the newspapers, so I don’t have any worries about what the newspapers write about me and perhaps this was the reason Kanshi Ram changed the Dalits of Uttar Pradesh into a powerful force in the country. Anna Hazare ‘speaks’ to the heart of the common people, may he/she be a Muslim, or backward, or the poor of any caste, may he/she be a student, may he/she be a youth, and passes all the thoughts of his heart into their heart. The political parties are not in a fit condition to receive this ‘transmission’, but the common people probably are. The political parties are not even able to understand the meaning of the announcement of Anna Hazare’s Jantantra Morcha. The Jantantra Morcha is an organisation which will bring together all those who believe in change, may he be a person, may it be an organisation or any desperate person sitting inside the political parties. The announcement of the Jantantra Morcha has given birth to a lot of enthusiasm amongst many people. The youth, especially, are very enthusiastic about it, probably because they have got an organisation to fulfill their dreams. On checking out that how many people have sent e-mails expressing a desire to be included in the Jantantra Morcha, I was told that almost 7000 e-mails had been received within one day. The address of the e-mail ID of Jantantra Morcha is: firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number is: 09650268680. Through this e-mail address and phone number, one can join Anna Hazare and General V. K. Singh straight-away.