Ramdev’s anti-corruption campaign picks up on Facebook
“A Facebook post can drive more people to the biggest anti-corruption movement,” says the status on social networking site ‘Facebook’, which is flashing a minute by minute update of Ramdev's movement in the Ram Lila Maidan at New Delhi. Gurpal Kaur reports.india Updated: Jun 04, 2011 23:12 IST
“A Facebook post can drive more people to the biggest anti-corruption movement,” says the status on social networking site ‘Facebook’, which is flashing a minute by minute update of the movement being run in the Ram Lila Maidan at New Delhi.
Interestingly Indians settled in foreign countries are also actively taking part in the campaign and some of them are critical about Ramdev’s initiative.
The anti-corruption rage has spread to the social networking portal which has registered more than 1.5 lakh supporters on the first day supporting Baba Ramdev’s campaign. The count is growing every minute, so are the numbers of followers.
As Baba Ramdev is promoting Gandhian principals through Satyagraha, general public from every nook and corner of the country is lending support through the modern communication tool.
Some of the posts on Facebook read, “Rally @ Jantar Mantar cancelled due to excess public inflow at Ramlila Maidan is leaving no space to even leave the ground”, “Everybody now to assemble at Ramlila Maidan only” and “40000 people to join from Bengal”.
Every hour more than 2000 people are connecting to the movement through social networking. Also, the Punjabis residing abroad are curious about the Anti-corruption movement.
Sarab Singh (26), a native of Patiala, presently residing in Auckland, New Zealand, said that the Indians are aware of the movement and they all are willing to lend there support. “Ramdev has a pious agenda, ‘Bhrastachar Mitao’, Satyagraha will be a historical and holistic movement that will shake the entire system”, adds, Sarab.
NRI, Jarnail Darar (43), resident of Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, has critical viewpoint, he says the attempt of Ramdev seems is more politically motivated and an immoral manner to get the demands fulfilled, there exist other alternatives to raise demands.
Contrary to that Amarjit Singh (33), Delta city in Canada, salutes the step of Baba Ramdev,"he is a true krantikari (freedom fighter). The government needs to learn yoga lessons from Baba Ramdev to ascertain their mindsets".
Rajbir Singh Sandhu, currently residing in Newbury, Bershire, UK says, “Someone is fighting for corruption, people should not judge his ways and instead his intention and action should be applauded. We should definitely join human chain against corruption”.
First Published: Jun 04, 2011 21:24 IST