ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Lokpal Bill Campaign: Democratic and Constitutional

Many political leaders and intellectuals have criticised the Anna Hazare campaign on the Lokpal Bill for being anti-democratic and anti-political. But when the political class as a whole has failed to tackle corruption, a campaign that seeks to have a law enacted that will put in place a powerful watchdog is indeed an exercise in democratic politics and within the framework of the Constitution. The critics also forget their history - the 1974 Navnirman movement of Gujarat and the JP movement of 1974-75 were both against corruption.

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