Press Esc to close
Saturday 01 August 2015
News updated at 7:12 PM IST
Weather
Max: 29.9°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy
Breaking News

He uses symbols from Anna's protest last year

Anil Sinha NEW DELHI, Oct 3, 2012 DHNS:

The announcement ceremony of the anti-graft party had several similarities to its parent movement led by Anna Hazare last year but without using his photo and name. The anti-graft crusader replaced Anna’s cap bearing slogan ‘Main Anna Hoon’ (I am Anna) with the cap ‘Main Hoon Ek Aam Aadmi’ (I am a common man).

The cap was worn by all activists including those on dais. Though Anna’s name was not used in any of the slogans, all anti-graft leaders made it a point to swear by his name. This cap also bore a slogan ‘Mujhe Janlokpal Chahiye (we want Jan Lokpal)’, which showed solidarity with the cause raised by veteran Gandhian. 

“Now, Anna has reached to millions of Indians. Every Indian identifies with his name and that is why we are wearing caps with ‘Main Hoon Aam Aadmi’ slogan written on them,” said sociologist Anand Kumar of Jawahar Lal Nehru University. 

The pandal erected at the heart of Delhi, merely a few yards away from Parliament, had showed several posters of great leaders to showcase the ideology which Arvind’s party seeks to follow.


In the background there were pictures of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri, whose birthdays fall on October 2. Other images displayed at the function were of Jaiprakash Narayan, BR Ambedkar, Subhash Chandra Bose, Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Chandrashekhar Azad — all great leaders revered by Anna.
 
The favourite slogan of Anna — Bharat Mata Ki Jai — was also chanted at a high pitch. Pro-democracy leader of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi was most unexpected leader whose portrait was put up at the party’s launch.

 However, crowd and chaos prevalent in the anti-graft movement (India Against Corruption) on prior occassions was visibly missing on Tuesday.

 “They remained seated for hours without getting impatient. This shows they have the seriousness of entering politics,” said Sanjiv Sane, an activist from Maharashtra.
People who had mainly come from Delhi and nearby places mainly consisted of youth.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A farmer plants saplings in a paddy field on the outskirts of in Agartala...

A farmer plants saplings in a paddy field on the outskirts of in Agartala...

Leopard caught in forest department cage at CSIR premises, Manadavadi Road in Mysuru on Friday...

Leopard caught in forest department cage at CSIR premises, Manadavadi Road in Mysuru on Friday...

Actress Chitrangada Singh during the inauguration of a diamond showroom in Bengaluru on Friday...

Actress Chitrangada Singh during the inauguration of a diamond showroom in Bengaluru on Friday...

Artists from Gujarat perform a dance at the Travel and Tourism Fair at Netaji Indoor Stadium...

Artists from Gujarat perform a dance at the Travel and Tourism Fair at Netaji Indoor Stadium...

A woman prays as others take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges...

A woman prays as others take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges...

School children pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Gurgaon on Friday...

School children pay tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam in Gurgaon on Friday...

Securitymen guard parliament house during the monsoon session in New Delhi on Friday...

Securitymen guard parliament house during the monsoon session in New Delhi on Friday...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meeting agitating students of FTII...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meeting agitating students of FTII...

Dukhtaran-e-Millat activists holding placards during their protest against the hanging of Yakub...

Dukhtaran-e-Millat activists holding placards during their protest against the hanging of Yakub...

Policemen in action after a clash between BJP workers and AIIMS coordination committee members...

Policemen in action after a clash between BJP workers and AIIMS coordination committee members...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523