Cancer of corruption


The real battle for the future began the moment Anna Hazare sipped lemon water at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to break his fast on April 9. The four-day fast started on a low-key note, but exploded into a nationwide exhibition of anger, as a diminutive, unknown Gandhian from Maharashtra turned into a giant icon, a heroic symbol of the hidden despair that had been swelling in the consciousness of an outraged nation. Spontaneous protests broke out in 450 cities and towns across India. The indifferent UPA government, seized by a rising panic, caved in within 98 hours, and accepted the demand for the creation of an independent Lokpal who would become India’s guardian against corruption. It did not realize that this was only the start of a long battle for change.

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