Dearest Team ANNA,
My heartfelt regards to you.
I know that you, like all of us, feel extremely frustrated, disillusioned and betrayed by the Government right now. But then I think we all should have expected this. It was silly optimistic of us to expect the Govt. to bend and table a strong Jan Lokpal in the Parliament. Because, that’s hardly the end to their nightmare. It’s the beginning. As I have said before, it’s a Catch 22 situation for the Govt. Either they can please the country men now and run to save their asses later. Or remain glued to their seats, even against public outcry. They have chosen the latter, for obvious reasons.
I have no idea what will be the outcome of this deadlock situation reaching alarmingly dangerous proportions now, what with Anna’s health deteriorating fast and public dissatisfaction at an all time high. But as they say, everything happens for a reason. As the govt. is busy passing the buck from PM to the ruling party to Standing Committee to an All-party-meet, people have seen and understood this tamasha the Govt. is putting up to showcase their consideration for the Jan Lokpal Bill and Anna’s health. Their blow-hot-blow-cold-attitude is maddening, to say the least.
As of now, the Lokpal logjam continues and it’s back to square one after last night’s talks between Team Anna and the Govt. But whatever be the conclusion of this revolution, you have undoubtedly awakened every Indian out of his I-care-a-damn and nothing-is-going to-change attitude. The whole nation stands behind you in rock solid support. We all want you, Kiran Bedi ma'm, Arvind Kejriwal Sir and Anna ji to contest elections against the key policy makers in the country. You are going to win with a 100% margin. That’s what we can promise you. We don’t want this awakening and resolution to go down the drain. We can’t let the steam dissipate.
I understand that it’s sickening to be in that political muck out there. Because while soiling yourself in it and crying hoarse about our rights, the pigs are actually going to enjoy the roll in the shit. But, as I said earlier, we just can’t let the revolution and the wakening go cold. If you have started the fight, let all of us take it to the end. Let the people’s representatives come to power and show those power-hungry, illiterate, puppet-in-foreign-hands morons what it takes to be a leader and how to lead a country. Because if that’s how the cookie crumbles, let’s show it to them too.
PS: To all the disillusioned and fame-hungry Page 3 so-called ‘celebrities’ who are belting out cheap remarks about the whole Team Anna revolution:
1) India is not divided, but united in its stand against corruption.
2) The revolution is still against corruption, and not about THE one man.
3) The common man is not ignorant. They are completely knowledgeable about the Jan Lokpal Bill.
4) Anna/Team Anna is not/has never been in a spot. They are BANG ON in their approach.
So, you cheap and (in)famous socialites: go sulk and pout and whine and see if we care two hoots. We are and will be with Team Anna...now and always....
PPS: Congress has still not replied to my letter. (:-P pun intended. I hope it put a smile on your strained faces, even if for a moment !!)