Updated - November 17, 2021 01:20 am IST

Published - June 15, 2011 12:10 am IST

The Congress' tirade against Anna Hazare, with spokesperson Manish Tewari saying democracy faces its greatest danger from the “tyranny of the unelected and the unelectable,” is unfortunate and denigrating. It is because of the failure of the “elected” that credible members of civil society took up the issue of corruption. The truth is people are suffering from the tyranny of elected politicians and unelected bureaucracy.

G.B. Vinay Kumar,


The Congress should stop suspecting civil society. It should adopt a positive attitude and take steps to end corruption. Describing everyone and everything opposed to the Congress as ‘RSS' is childish. If the RSS is a dangerous organisation, why not ban it? Again, using the CBI, the ED and the Income Tax departments to suit the ruling party is the most obnoxious way to run a government.

S.D. Ranganathan,


The crusade initiated by Mr. Hazare and Baba Ramdev against corruption is appreciated by all right-thinking citizens. It is not against any political party. It is a battle against the degradation of moral values. The root cause for the state of affairs is the greed for money. If we search our souls, we will find that all of us have contributed to rampant corruption. The law will not serve any purpose unless we change ourselves.

Kosigi Rama Murthy,


The government should be glad now. It has successfully diverted the nation's attention from the main issue. No one is talking about safeguarding money from flowing into Swiss banks or bringing the Prime Minister under the Lokpal bill. Everyone is interested in the ‘literary' significance of Baba Ramdev's statement of forming a force of 11,000. Does Ramdev holding thousands of crores negate the charges he made against the government?

Shivank Agarwal,


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