Differences within Anna Hazare’s team and between some of his associates and Baba Ramdev are hardly a reason for the government to rejoice. One can question their tactics, not their resolve or persistence. Despite diminishing appeal, their credibility among sections of the population is higher than the ruling combine’s. Read more

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The Congress will do well not to walk into “Parliament’s supremacy” trap on the timing and passage of the Lokpal bill it had promised to introduce and have passed in the legislature’s winter session that ends on December 22. Read more

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Let me at the very outset confess that I was impressed by Anna Hazare’s latest show of protest. There was a certain variety to the debate. One didn’t feel being shepherded in the direction chosen by the organizers. Read more

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Having known Kiran Bedi for nearly three decades, I can put it down on an affidavit that she’s a person of high integrity. As a police officer, her bravery outshone some of her male peers at the prime of her career. Quite fresh in my mind are her 1978 images of single-handedly taking on a bunch of Akali swashbucklers with just a baton near India Gate. Read more

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Will the poll outcome in Hissar prove Team Anna’s ability to swing elections on the Jan Lokpal issue? That’s what Arvind Kejriwal would have one believe, moving around in a Toyota Fortuner and exhorting people to banish the Congress for its refusal to accept Anna’s version of the proposed law. Read more

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The midnight police crackdown on Baba Ramdev’s peaceful assembly at Ramlila Maidan cannot be supported especially when the government had gone out of the way to set up talks with the Yoga Guru. Read more

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