Those living in glass houses should not throw stones could be a dictum that Team Anna should take note of. The merry band is gearing up for a renewed attack on corruption in politics, naming those it feels are the culprits. But, the key members seem to be very much out of sync with each other with each leveling allegations of corruption in the non-governmental organisations that many of them run. But we welcome this new round in the silly season.
Leading light in Anna’s team Arvind Kejriwal plans to go on a fast some time soon. Dear old Anna will stay in the background for now. And somewhere in the background, the hirsute Baba Ramdev is also speaking darkly of corruption in high places. Oh, and we almost forgot, Kiran Bedi whose grave appearances on television we cannot get away from. But at this rate, it would be fair perhaps to have a mirror like the one in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in which all the dramatis personae can ask, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most corrupt of us all?”
We wonder if Anna will have more remedial gems for us this time around. Last time he recommended flogging for drunks and endorsed a politician being attacked in public. This would brighten up this season when we are all wilting in the heat and desperately looking for subjects to lighten up your day. We feel that Team Anna must take the first step and come clean on its own track record. This would teach the politicians a lesson that Anna’s lads and lasses have nothing to hide. For a start, we would like to know who foots the bill for the endless travel in the crusade against corruption and for other expenses. Or could this be a miracle like the one Jesus performed in which he was able to feed thousands on five loaves and two fishes? We are just asking,not suggesting anything. Or has Team Anna learnt to stretch a few resources very far? If so, please, please let us know in this time of annual increments, this would be so very useful to us.