Swaraj Abyan meeting in Kochi on 18/10/2015, was inaugurated by Adv Prashant Bhushan. He demanded the need for a different kind of politics, as envisaged by IAC and evolved as the founding principles of AAP, which was spoiled by Mr.Arvindh Kegeriwal and his coterie. Regarding the B.J.P government, he said they have to say "goodbye to 'Make in India' sooner than later as they are implementing the 'agenda of chaos and disorder' in the country", He slammed the "Sangh Parivar for recent attacks on minorities,
rationalist thinkers and writers in various parts of the country". He said "the flow of FDI to the country would be hit badly if government fails
to send a message to the world by acting against those who try to divide
India on communal lines. Corruption ridden, chaotic, socio-political landscape will fume away sensible investors for sure. I can safely predict today that the FDI that will come next year will be less than what came in this country prior to
Modi,” Adv. Bhushan lamented that India’s 'unique diversity'
is under attack. Just like the biodiversity of environment it is well recognised by experts as an asset for sustainability and progress. To have diversity in views,language and culture among the population, espouse the philosophy of pluralism. We must be proud of this human diversity but there is systematic attempts to encourage tribal taboos' . Accusing the government of treating black money which comes through tax haven as FDI, Adv. Bhushan said, “all shady money
being invested in real estate and stock market in the country. This should not be counted as real FDI,” .Welcoming the recent Supreme Court verdict declaring NJAC Act
“unconstitutional”, Bhushan alleged that the National Judicial
Appointments Commission was a “clear effort” by the BJP-led government
to control the judiciary by controlling the appointments of judges. “Government’s control over judges appointments would have certainly compromised the, independence of judiciary” he said. Noting that everything is not fine with the Collegium system of
appointment, Bhushan also sought for the establishment of an “independent”
commission to regulate judge's appointment.
After keenly listening to his talk and observing the response of the audience, I can't refrain from pointing out that more enthusiastic response was expected to such an inspiring talk, especial from an audience suppose to represent the 'most literate' state. Few expressed their views, suggesting cosmetic corrections to modify 'failed experiments'. As if these set backs are due to some ignorance from the part of active politicians. There were discussions with different groups and individuals from different walks of life. Swaraj Abhiyan Kerala chapter is expected to be formed in due course. Thanks to the disastrous experience and lessons learned!, earlier in Kerala ,Delhi and else where when AAP was formed in a hurry with out much home work and scrutiny. Thanks to Prashanthji for creating a condition to reach the right decision at the right time. We need the right people, capable of spreading the message of Swaraj Abhiyan in every hook and corner of our country to do the required 'piece meal social engineering' in the right direction ensuring enthusiastic participation and adequate representation from younger generation ,women and weaker sections of the society.
A brief History of Democracy, Decentralization and Pluralism
quote/ "The last twenty-three centuries of history are like the efforts of some impulsive, hasty immortal to think clearly and live rightly. Blunder follows blunder; promising beginnings end in grotesque disappointments; streams of living water are poisoned by the cup that conveys them to the thirsty lips of mankind. But the hope of men rises again at last after every disaster. . . ." /unquote
only way to understand this curious fact is that
"our civilization is still in its infancy"
as Karl popper states in his introduction to the 'open society and its enemies' .
The J.P movement offering hopes again, gradually got hijacked, with text book ingredients of fascism, but short lived and Congress returned as the new incarnation of corruption with proxy centres of power, unholy nexus between U.P.A partners, opposition, regional parties, different echelons of power within and outside the government, orchestrated by crony capitalists from different corners of the globe. Just natural to see that the corruption graduated from few hundred thousands to billions of dollars, find its safe abode in Swiss banks, real estates and stock markets. Respected Anna Hazare's great initiative, IAC, Janalokpal, exponential growth of AAP and its fall from grace to bottomless pit of disdain due to dirty tricks, abusive language, 'Animal farm' politics, nepotism, sycophancy and centralization! AAP's elevation to share power in Delhi (though its just a glorified 'Municipality' as per Indian constitution) played its role to provide the safety valve to Indian discontent and anger against corruption! no reason to believe that there is no conspiracy in the whole episode! All now contribute to Indian history of recent past.
In the present context Swaraj Abyan represents the right principles, vigorously advocated by Great leaders of Indian renaissance including Mahathmaji, Nethaji, Bhagath Singh, Dr. B.R Ambedkar (Ref: at least the proposed Lahore speech which never has taken place!) and Dr.Ram Manoher Lohia etc. Brutal majority with nominated sycophants and outsourced goons with in AAP fold have voted out founding leaders together with founding principles and dislodged the ombudsman Admiral Ramdas. Those who are adopting diplomatic silence will sooner than later will follow the same fate. Paradigm of centralization always try to draw smaller and smaller circles!. Be strong and adhere to the true values of humanism and openness is my humble request to those who are adopting a soft stand with the hope of survival with in AAP. I am agreeing with the fact that some centralization is required during formation of any organization especially during this era of 'ureason'-'Post truth Era' seems to be the right word as edited on 5/6/217) and conspiracy but the right system adhering to propriety, fairness and decentralization is to be evolved with out systemic faults. While advocating strongly for tolerance, Karl popper insisted the need for 'Intolerance to intolerance' otherwise it will take away the very slogan of tolerance. Paradigm is similar in this context
'Decentralization('Bottom up') should be implemented systemically top-down through well written constitution and to be practised, with out any compromise; ought to become the part of very thought process. once it become part of the system everything can be done de-centrally, adhering to the basic principles.
Swaraj Abhyan is to be the nursery to mould that practice and obey the well written rule of law and practice to ensure the founding principles.
Jay Hind .