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BJP, Congress Misleading Farmers: Anna Hazare

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BJP, Congress Misleading Farmers: Anna Hazare

As the political climate is getting hot in India over the Land Acquisition Bill, social activist Anna Hazare – who is going to launch a massive agitation against the government – said Sunday that both BJP and Congress are not serious about the welfare of farmers. Hazare was responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio [...]

Kisaan Satyagraha Against BJP’s “Land Snatching Ordinance”

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Kisaan Satyagraha Against BJP’s “Land Snatching Ordinance”

By Rakesh Raman Close on the heels of social activist Anna Hazare’s announcement to begin the next phase of his agitation against the BJP government’s ordinance on Land Acquisition Bill, the opposition Congress party has also stepped up its campaign to oppose the government’s move. The youth wing of Congress, the Indian Youth Congress, launched [...]

Anna Hazare Announces Padyatra, Says ‘No’ to Arvind Kejriwal

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Anna Hazare Announces Padyatra, Says ‘No’ to Arvind Kejriwal

The anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, who believes in the Gandhian philosophy, will begin a month-long Padyatra (foot march) from Sevagram. By Rakesh Raman Social activist Anna Hazare has announced the next phase of his agitation against the government’s ordinance on Land Acquisition Bill. The anti-corruption crusader Hazare, who believes in the Gandhian philosophy, will begin [...]

Hazare, Kejriwal Join Forces to Target Narendra Modi

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Hazare, Kejriwal Join Forces to Target Narendra Modi

Anna Hazare argues that Narendra Modi wants to benefit a few rich capitalists who are hand in glove with Modi and his BJP. By Rakesh Raman After an emotional split of a couple years, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has come back today to his mentor Anna Hazare, a firebrand social activist. Kejriwal was [...]

Anna Hazare Reality Show Season-2 Coming to Delhi

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Anna Hazare Reality Show Season-2 Coming to Delhi

By Rakesh Raman While the first national-level campaign of social activist Anna Hazare in 2011 focused on mounting levels of corruption in India, his next campaign is going to be against the anti-farmer policies of the government. Hazare is all set to come from his village Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra to India’s capital New Delhi [...]

Anna Hazare to Narendra Modi: Pay Rs. 15 Lakh or Face Protest

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Anna Hazare to Narendra Modi: Pay Rs. 15 Lakh or Face Protest

Anna Hazare has warned that he would launch a nationwide agitation if Narendra Modi and BJP failed to deliver on their poll promise about the recovery of black money. By Rakesh Raman Social activist Anna Hazare, who has become a hot brand in the protest-laden Indian politics, has warned the Prime Minister of India Narendra [...]

Can Anna Hazare be the Prime Minister of India?

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Can Anna Hazare be the Prime Minister of India?

It won’t be a bad idea for Congress to make Anna Hazare the next PM, particularly when India is facing a complete leadership bankruptcy. By Rakesh Raman Big question: Can Anna Hazare be the next Prime Minister (PM) of India after the Lok Sabha elections of April / May 2014? It may sound an hypothetical [...]

Aam Aadmi Party or Too Many Crooks?

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Aam Aadmi Party or Too Many Crooks?

In all his harangues to woo the gullible voters of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal always maintained that he will never have any political tie-up with Congress and BJP because both the parties are equally corrupt. But see what he has done. By Rakesh Raman In India, politicians from all political parties belong to three breeds: Bad, [...]

Jealous Anna Says Right to Wrong Lokpal Bill

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Jealous Anna Says Right to Wrong Lokpal Bill

Out of sheer jealousy and to settle a score with Arvind Kejriwal, Anna Hazare decided to sit on fast demanding the passage of Lokpal Bill to draw the attention of public and media toward him. By Rakesh Raman Call it his desire to abruptly break his anti-corruption fast and quickly grab a morsel of food [...]

Victory for AAP or Defeat for Anna Hazare?

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Victory for AAP or Defeat for Anna Hazare?

In the dirty political arena of India, a new group called Aam Aadmi Party (AAP or Common Man’s Party) promises to provide clean governance to the people of the country. But can it live up to its promises? By Rakesh Raman New Delhi is not only the capital of India but it’s also the political [...]

Is India’s Prime Minister Really Corrupt?

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Is India’s Prime Minister Really Corrupt?

By Rakesh Raman Like most other Indian politicians, is India’s Prime Minister (PM) also a dishonest man? This question is on the lips of many Indians today, as the Indian PM Manmohan Singh is facing corruption charges leveled by a civil society organization led by a social activist, Anna Hazare. Manmohan Singh, allegedly involved in [...]

Coming Soon: Attack of Anna Hazare – Part 2

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Coming Soon: Attack of Anna Hazare – Part 2

By Rakesh Raman Nah. Nah. Nah. You didn’t guess it right. “Attack of Anna Hazare – Part 2” is not any sequel to a Hollywood flick or the second part of a gory video game. It’s about a real show that is going to happen again in India. Those who thought that the anti-corruption movement [...]

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