Pawar symbolises Indian Power Politics - The good prevails over the bad
By Abhay Vaidya/DNA-Daily News & Analysis, 17/04/2011
The clash between two sons of Maharashtra — one, an ambitious neta, the other, a social activist — symbolises India’s war against corruption
Anna Hazare's ascent in the socio-political landscape has coincided with the almost proportionate descent of one of India's foremost politicians, Sharad Pawar.
As India battles corruption like never before, it is extraordinarily symbolic that anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's ascent in the socio-political landscape has coincided with the almost proportionate descent of one of India's foremost politicians, Sharad Pawar.
The all-pervasive cancer of corruption in the body politic is the battleground and the spectators are a billion strong. The moment is historic and both, Anna Hazare and Sharad Pawar, have emerged as the defining symbols of this battle. Once a strong prime ministerial candidate who had challenged 10 Janpath, Pawar has been openly accused by Hazare of encouraging corruption and became the first victim of the Jan Lokpal agitation. It didn't help one bit when days later, the tainted PR handler Nira Radia named Pawar as the godfather of Shahid Balwa's DB Realty empire.
The mass support that Pawar easily drums up, especially from his rural followers, has always been cited as the crown jewel of his five-decade long political career. Even that now virtually pales into insignificance in front of the mass outpouring of support, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Gujarat to Assam, in favour of Hazare.
Hazare's rise coincides with Pawar's decline
Comment: Hazare's Patriotism Vs Pawar's Political Power! Certainly the good will prevail over the bad!
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