By the end of the year, Anna's movement - India Against Corruption (IAC) - was fizzling out as the Jan Lok Pal
proposal was now with the UPA government.
Addressing residents of Ralegan Siddhi after unfurling the national flag on the occasion of India's Republic Day, Hazare said: "I will continue to fight for a strong Jan Lok Pal
bill until it is passed by Parliament.
The letter is actuated by the "twin considerations of deep and genuine concern about your health and the emergence of a strong and effective Lok Pal
Act in accordance with established constitutional precept and practice," Singh said.
Public memory is short but I am sure some of my readers would remember Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi taking over the Ramlila Grounds in Delhi demanding a Lok Pal
The collegium is similar to the one proposed for inclusion in the Lok Pal
Bill that is yet to be made into law.
Their version of the Lok Pal
would end up creating a parallel government of official vigilantes.
The wheel has since turned a full circle with the UPA looking up again to Mulayam Singh's backing in the face of Mamata Banerjee's open defiance on slew of policy issues ranging from the Lok Pal
bill to the NCTC and FDI in multi-brand retail.
Stating that Team Anna core group members had deliberated at length on the recent developments in Parliament and outside, Bhushan said: "It was the responsibility of the government to bring in the Lok Pal
Irrespective of the other parties' stand, the TDP would continue to demand the Prime Minister's inclusion in the Lok Pal
So, when Anna Hazare started a campaign to demand the setting up of Lok Pal
to fight corruption, the party joined the bandwagon.
Certainly, it did not deter Mulayam who has frequently demonstrated his contempt for the Hazare movement and its Lok Pal
Rane's sensational charge comes in the run up to Hazare's move to go on a day's fast at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on December 11 and an indefinite fast that he has proposed to undertake at Ramlila Maidan from December 27, in the event of the Government failing to bring in a strong Lok Pal
bill during the ongoing winter session.