For a very long time now I've advocated restraint and the use of constitutional methods (although I still believe that civil disobedience and protest is a valid method to raise issues in a non-functional democracy like India's).
First Tavleen Singh said what I've been saying.
Nitin Pai said that as well.
Then MMS, otherwise known as India's Overlord of Corrruption, said that.
Nandan Nilekani said pretty much what I've said.
Now even Mayavati - the undisputed Queen (Phoolan Devi?) of Corruption.
The ENTIRE range of opinions – from classical liberal, socialist, to BLATANT corrupt (Mayavati) – now seem to agree that Hazare's point has been made, and while Hazare is entitled to make a protest, he should now, as Mayavati has "dared" him to: "fight the next general elections if … [he] wants the Jan Lokpal Bill to be passed in Parliament" (Source).
How much trouble India could have saved itself had it just listened to my suggestions in the first place?
I'm not being arrogant, just being truthful. Sometimes, it is hard to understand why it is hard for people to understand basic things in life.
If suggestions in BFN are followed, India is GUARANTEED to become not on the world's richest country, but also the most honest.
Give reason a chance! Stop wasting time in idle talk.
Let's get to work. Join FTI.
I have always said that I respect even Laloo Yadav and the most corrupt Indian politician more than people who lecture them from the sidelines. Hats off to Mayavati for following the Indian constitution. The laws are bad and so she is corrupt, but at least she is not a terrorist or anarchist or someone who wants to make laws from the street.
Other somewhat similar views:
Balaji has a collected a list here.
Also see Lokpal debate resource page.
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