The Anna Hazare movement over the “divisive agenda” being followed by the BJP and its offshoots said Dr.gandhi

Questioning the silence of the crusaders of the Anna Hazare movement over the “divisive agenda” being followed by the BJP and its offshoots in various states and the Centre, Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi said today that the movement appeared to him to be a “conspiracy to prepare the atmosphere for bringing right wing forces to power in the country”.Dr Gandhi, who was an active participant in the Anna movement, said “When I reflect on the outcome of the movement, I feel its main objective was to create an atmosphere against the UPA Government by projecting every issue as a mega scam”.He claimed that the obvious aftermath of the movement was a big negative philosophical and ideological change that had marginalised secularism, multiculturalism, liberalism and federalism in the politics of the country.“Certainly some discreet forces were working behind the movement that made the Congress the prime target because secular forces used to gather around it one way or the other. The consequence of the Anna movement is ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ and the takeover of the country’s politics by the saffron forces,” the Patiala MP added.Asked what made him join the movement, Dr Gandhi said, “I was one of those who rejected the existing political system and wanted to be an active participant in the change that I felt was coming at that point of time”.But now it appeared that the great illusion of change was created to pave the way for the takeover of the country’s politics by the right wing forces, he claimed.“Why the crusaders of the Anna movement are silent now on the implementation of the right wing agenda in the country and the intimidation of the minorities on particular issues,” he asked.“India’s future is doomed if the ruling right wing forces continued with the agenda they are pursuing,” he said.On his decision not to quit politics and not to contest the next Lok Sabha election, Dr Gandhi said he had decided to quit electoral politics but he would be active in the political arena, training the youth in pursuing radical democratic politics and to make them follow rational, liberal, secular and multi-cultural values. He said he would be active in the agrarian sector, against drugs and on the Dalit front.On what made him decide to quit the electoral politics, he said: “It is full of vices. Money plays a big role in it. Corrupt social practices like casteism, communalism and religion are its fulcrum. Without electoral reforms, politics will remain a mirage for the common man”.




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