Why Anna Hazare Is Fuelling Wal-Mart Politics? - Page 2
"If people are saying it (FDI) should not happen, why are you insisting? The British came to India to trade and for 150 years, ruled us, enslaved us. Do you want to have a repeat?" he told a press conference.
However his critics feel that Anna Hazare, with a series of faux pas, is proving himself to be what he really is, an old man with an archaic view of India and the world, in a hurry to etch his name in history as the legitimate follower of Mahatma Gandhi. Since he ended his controversial fasting till the government and parliament accepted his demand to pass a bill installing the all powerful Lokpal, he and his followers have suffered serious credibility deficit and questions on their real motives.
It seems Anna’s comments on such a complex issue are not based on economic considerations but simply made to lend support to the elements obstructing the parliament from discussing and passing his Lokpal bill, while he blames the government for it.
Supermarkets everywhere have created problems but India, to claim its place as a leading G20 country, needs need to behave like one and push for the benefits the government see in this vital reform.
The fact that Anna is just a human like others has been exposed by his own off hand remarks about the slapping of his compatriot and Indian minister Pawar. People become great by inherent goodness, not by what others attribute to them.