Is Anna Hazare really a Gandhian? Is he honest enough to lead a campaign against corruption? So far, people could only raise finger against few of his lieutenants. However, a 2005 report submitted to the Maharashtra Government by Justice PB Sawant suggests serious corruption charges against anti-graft activist Anna Hazare.
The commission set up in 2003 “to probe into the allegations of corrupt practices and maladministration into matters” of several state ministers and social activist Anna Hazare clearly indicts the Magsaysay awardee. The report submitted on February 23, 2005, concludes: “The expenditure of Rs 2.20 lacs from the funds of the Hind Swaraj Trust for the birthday celebrations of Shri Hajare was clearly illegal and amounted to a corrupt practice.” (p 365)
Sant Yadavbaba Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, a trust with which Hazare is associated since its inception in 1980, “committed illegalities” in its audits, according to Justice Sawant.
The report says, “There is no doubt that the trust, and therefore, the trustees of the trust committed illegalities.” (p 281)
According to Justice Sawant report, Ganpatrao Avati,a close associate of Hazare, had asked for an “amount of Rs 25,000 to process” an application. It thus infers “even those activists who were nearer to Shri Hajare were indulging in corruption and demanding money from the supplicants who came for relief from Shri Hajare.” (p 359-60)
According to this report, when Anna Hazare was asked about this, he said that when he had asked Avati about this allegation, but “Shri Avati had denied it.” (360)
The report suggests several other charges of illegality, corruption and maladministration against Anna Hazare.
Hazare sat on “fast-unto-death” to get accepted his demand for setting up a committee for the Jan Lokpal Bill, of which he himself is a member now.
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Whatever Anna Hazare is doing and if he succeeds, it will serve a great cause.India is among the corrupt countries of the world. It is not only the matter of image of India, it is also the cause of sufferings of millions of people in India.
The report submitted on February 23, 2005, concludes: “The expenditure of Rs 2.20 lacs from the funds of the Hind Swaraj Trust for the birthday celebrations of Shri Hajare was clearly illegal and amounted to a corrupt practice.” (p 365)
--- WHAT IS THE RELATION WITH PRESENT ISSUE OF CORRUPTION?
IF ANY ONE IS GUILTY OF CORUPTION, HE WILL BE PUNISHED ACCORDINGLY.
BUT IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT, ON THIS GROUND, ANTI CORRUPTION BILL WILL BE STOPPED.
ANTI CORRUPTION BILL IS THE ISSUE OF WHOLE OF THE COUNTRY. LAST 42 YRS IT IS PENDING.
PEOPLE WANTS TO MAKE IT SUCCESS BY PASS THE BILL AS ACT.
Gandhism or Nazism is not the issue, the Issue is why Lokpal Bill has been kept in a coldstorage for the last half a century and when this Anna Hazare gave the whistle blow to enact it , the so called Indian intellectuals goes against him objectively not subjectively. Very unfortunate scenario indeed.
V really dnt knw whthr anna is eual to gandhiji or not...but he raised his hand against corruption..he already did so much for people n proved he is atleast on gandhiji way.....let him walk n support,askng qustn is vy easy...