Philip, I am quite tired of you regularly insulting Eunuchs, constables and other such harmless and poor marginalized folks.
Do you think they like being compared with this uber spineless kiss-ass wonder? Heck last seen even mollusks were complaining.
After returning to this thread after a couple of days (instead of lurking quietly) I am glad to see that some realise that, and I'll put it in my own words, the fantastic bi-partisan support exhibited in parliament is for passage of a weak Lok Pal bill. Nothwistanding the exhibition of anger, the debate and the table thumping used to ridicule the weak, headless and corrupt UPA.
This is, politically, a time for the opposition to do what they have always been good at. To score brownie points so that they can get to power.
Opposing a Govt. for the sake of the good of the people and the country seems not to be the prime objective for most of them. Reminds me of them wearing the same rainment, which was worn by the emperor who wore no clothes!
Coming back to the bi-partisan support. The opposition, last evening, ducked Arnab Goswami's repeated query. How far will you support a strong Lok Pal bill? Not AH's bill which may still have flaws, but a bill which will make and have the powers to effectivley combat corruption?
They ducked the question. (Reminded me of Donald Duck quacking. I won't share the image I had of the UPA crowd since it was unspeakably disgusting
) Citing Parliament and democratic institutions. Proof of the pudding being the impeacment proceedings against Justice Sen.
The same Parliament and institutions which our elected representatives (who don't represent) have devalued over the decades, slowly chipping away.
I do feel that tabling a strong enough bill in parliament will be the first success of a long war against corruption. But the bigger battles to come will be the passing of a bill which justly meets the objective, and putting in place a strong organisation to execute it.
Many a thorn, traps, legalese will be thrown in the path to winning this war. Even from politicians who will bleat the loudest supporting it, but will execute hidden agendas.
I sincerely hope that the people will have the strength and will to last the course.