I am working to improve a rotten system: Rahul Gandhi

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  1. SHASH2K2

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    NEW DELHI: The very day Anna Hazare broke his fast, Rahul Gandhi wrote that though he was concerned about corruption ``like most right thinking Indian people'', he was working quietly on that problem as he had ``absolutely no interest'' in becoming a hero.

    The provocation was a sharply-worded letter he had received the same day, April 9, from former Supreme Court judge V R Krishna Iyer asking, "Why should the Hazare phenomenon occur at all? Only because so many evils and no action from Delhi!."

    In his response to Iyer, Rahul said: "Like most right thinking Indian people I feel exactly the way you do. I spend a lot of my waking hours thinking and working to improve what I see as a rotten system. The difference is that I cannot get away simply with writing letters and complaining as you can. I am faced with the reality of changing things which requires much more than the periodic release of emotion.''

    If Rahul took such pains to convey his commitment to combating corruption, it is because Iyer had accused him of indifference as well as presumptuousness: ``If you are sensitive about the people's needs and aspirations, you must attack the big corrupt persons in power. Why are you silent? You are a young man and can rise to be a great nationalist, (but) not by ambitiously aspiring to be Prime Minister because you are of the Nehru family. That would be anti-democratic and oligarchic.''

    The Gandhi scion also reacted sarcastically to the left-leaning jurist's suggestion that he could become a hero if he took up the challenge of turning India into ``an egalitarian society, a Gandhian India, a Nehruvian India, NOT nuclear India. Please be great so that the people may have a better tomorrow.''

    Rahul's response: ``As far as becoming a hero is concerned, unfortunately that is of absolutely no interest to me. I work because I believe in working to improve a system that is rotten and not to be glorified.''

    But he accepted 95-year-old Iyer's counsel that he must read Jawaharlal Nehru's autobiography to understand socialism and patriotism. ``Thank you for your very impassioned and well meaning advice. I appreciate it. I have read JN's autobiography. I will do so again as you suggest.''

    In this exchange on corruption and related issues, Rahul was however silent on Iyer's criticism of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Iyer had written, ``Your Prime Minister has become known for inaction. He does not touch the former CJI K G Balakrishnan or any other corrupt VIP. When public power is vested in anyone for the purpose of giving clean governance to the country, to be silent and inactive is breach of trust.''

    It seems significant that while conveying his shared concerns, Rahul did not clarify whether his agreement with Iyer extended to his criticism of the Prime Minister as well.
     
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  3. JBH22

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    I'm not smartest guy around but i'm definitely not that stupid to believe in this BS.get a life Rahul Baba go to mummy.
     
  4. malluowl

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    What makes you think Rahul Gandhi cannot be concerned about the welfare of the nation just as someone on the street. My friend, you sound like another Middle class hypocrite.
     
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    What makes you think that he is concerned? You sound like another confused self-proclaimed-intellectually who cannot really choose a side.
     
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    son is working to weed out corruption and mom is controlling all corrupts.
    Stop smear campaign by Congress leaders, Hazare writes to to Sonia


    NEW DELHI: Anna Hazare and Congress were locked in a fresh confrontation on Monday after the anti-graft campaigner accused Congress leaders of seeking to derail the process of drafting the Lokpal Bill by a smear campaign, and asked party chief Sonia Gandhi to restrain her colleagues.

    Hazare told Sonia that the government nominees on the drafting committee were more vulnerable to a counter-attack from civil society, although he insisted that his colleagues did not want to turn their attention away from the prime task of the Lokpal Bill. The veteran Gandhian also warned, pointing to the anti-corruption mood sweeping the country, of consequences of the efforts to derail the Lokpal campaign.

    In a separate statement, he made it clear that he would not relax his August 15 deadline for drafting the Lokpal Bill.

    Congress rejected Hazare's demand that it rein in party leaders speaking against him and his colleagues, with party spokesperson Manish Tewari saying that dialogue in a "democracy could not be one-sided" and termed it the essence of democracy.

    Although Tewari said he was not reacting to Hazare's letter, party sources said the tough riposte reflected the party's stand not to cede ground to civil society activists just because they had grabbed support of articulate sections at the moment.

    In a letter to Sonia, Hazare referred to the Shanti Bhushan CD, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh's charge that the lawyer had engaged in stamp duty evasion and HRD minister Kapil Sibal's alleged statement about dilution of civil society's stand on the Lokpal Bill, as he urged the Congress chief to intervene.

    The anti-corruption campaigner, who took no names, referred right at the start to the letter Sonia had written him a day before he ended his fast, underlining her own concern about corruption and also stressing the urgent necessity to combat it in public life. He termed Sonia's letter as "reassuring".

    "Together we have to defeat their designs," Hazare told the Congress chief.

    But it was his grouse against Congress, not the appeal for partnership, that defined the tone of the letter.

    Expressing concern over developments in the past few days including circulation of the CD casting doubts on the integrity of two of the civil society representatives on the joint Lokpal panel – father-son duo of Shanti and Prashant Bhushan -- Hazare wrote to Sonia, "One of their strategies is to smear the reputations of the civil society members in the committee. Whereas I am of the view that people working for public must be subjected to public scrutiny, however, when blatantly false accusations are made, fabricated CDs are planted, then one feels that the purpose is not an honest public scrutiny but to tarnish reputations."

    The reference to the CD seems to reflect the suspicion of the anti-corruption campaign about government's complicity in the episode.

    Saying that "it seems that corrupt forces in the country have united to derail the process of drafting", Hazare seemed to warn the Congress chief of the possibility of retaliation by civil society. "I was wondering what would be the outcome if the government nominees in the committee were subjected to similar scrutiny or witch hunt. Those in power have much more to explain," wrote the Gandhian, although he stressed that they were not interested in any distraction from the job of creating an effective anti-corruption watchdog in the form of Lokpal Bill.

    Hazare again sought to impress upon the Congress chief the consequences of efforts to thwart the Lokpal Bill as he urged her to intervene. "I would urge you to advise your colleagues not to try to derail the process of drafting the law. The country is in no mood to wait any longer to have strong anti-corruption law. People are very agitated. I fear of the consequences if the process were derailed."

    This letter was mailed on a day when Hazare reaffirmed that he would not be flexible about the deadline of August 15 by which the Jan Lokpal Bill would have to be passed in Parliament. Earlier, there had been reports suggesting that the Gandhian had softened his stance and would be accommodating if the government failed to meet the Independence Day deadline.

    He mentioned in a strongly-worded separate press statement that the deadline for preparation of the draft bill remained June 30. In fact, he reiterated that the failure to meet the August 15 deadline for passage of the bill would "invite mass protests by the people".

    In the letter sent to the UPA chairperson, Hazare also alleged – without taking names – that one of the ministers who was a member of the joint drafting committee had held a private "informal debriefing session" at his residence where he had told the media that civil society activists on the panel had succumbed to government pressure and diluted the law.

    The civil rights activist pointed out that it was because they had apprehended something of this nature that they had been insisting on video-recording of the committee's deliberations.

    HRD minister Kapil Sibal, who briefed the media on behalf of the government after the meeting of the joint drafting committee last week, has issued a statement denying that he had made any such claims about civil society activists.

    Hazare also indirectly targeted Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, who recently issued several statements on civil society activists, ranging from the alleged stamp duty evasion by the father-son duo of Prashant and Shanti Bhushan while buying an Allahabad property to the expenses incurred on the five-day fast.
     
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    Charity begins at home if you can't understand that then you are bound to accept the BS spewed by Rahul Gandhi.
     
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    Rahul Gandhi is working on a problem like nation wide corruption and he is working quietly? :rolleyes:

    May I know what he did till now and what is achieved or even what exactly he plans to do - how he plans to do it? Anything ..... ?


    Regards,
    Virendra
     
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    You are right.

    But this Baba? I mean RGB? He does not realise that he is not the smartest guy around !! And in his naivity he tries to be over smart.

    He thinks and worries about corruption. I do, you do, all do. But what has he DONE? Did he demand the heads of Raja, Kalmadi, and gang of Adarsh thieves? Not at all. When MMS says he was shackled by coalition, did he come forward to cut off those shackles? he could, but did not. the govt would have fallen. Calf would be banished with the holy cow.

    Reminds me. It is time Cong readopted the Cow and Calf as its symbol.
     
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    what makes you think Rahul's concern is greater than that of the man on street? You sound like an ellite hypocrite, pal, despising the Middle Class.
     
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    This means that he is going to do nothing, that's all :D
     
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    So very right mate :D
     
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    He's trying to salvage his and Congress's image; basically the approach is 2 fold; Smear Hazare and the anti-corruption movement, and salvage Congress's image at the same time so not to make them appear as confrontationists to the anti-corruption movement.
     
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    Rather, he cannot do anything and would not.
     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    The best way he can serve India (I think he is capable of it) is by getting a Italian citizenship (some say he already as one ?) and moving out of India.

    If he can take his mommy and sis too along, that would be by far the greatest sacrifice his clan would have made for India

    Cheers
     
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    .. and Robert Vadhra [Gandhi] with him.
     
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    This Hybrid mutated genome who has been nourished, nurtured , educated on Bofors black money and spent most of his lavish life abroad is talking about corruption!!!

    It is his family who has rotten the system and since the advent of Italian perfumed beauty Sonia Fox, it has started stinking worldwide. Baba's momma is acting more like a Sicilian mafioso in India's Polity.

    Rahul baba is just a teddybear showpiece nothing else..
     
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    Top ten scams of UPA govt under Congress rule

    http://punjabnewsline.com/content/top-ten-scams-upa-govt-under-congress-rule/27124

    1) 2G SPECTRUM SCAM
    2) Commonwealth Games Scam
    3) TELGI SCAM
    4) SATYAM SCAM
    5) BOFORS SCAM
    6) THE FODDER SCAM
    7) THE HAWALA SCANDAL
    8) IPL SCAM
    9 and 10) HARSHAD MEHTA & KETAN PAREKH STOCK MARKET SCAM

    CONgress ki Jai ho

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    No offense he has no charisma,he doesn't even show his academic credentials most are forged,i don't even see him as a leader who can get this country out of trouble if war situation ever breaks out.In short how can he be a potential PM remove the Gandhi label he will be nothing
     
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    You have hardly shown 10% scams of Congress you have even forgotten Adarsh housing society scam , pune's land scam etc & i think DFI's server might not have enough memory even to store these
     

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