At last, the Prime Minister has agreed to the demand of Anna Hazare. Indeed it’s a victory of the common man. The Lok Pal Bill will be brought to the Parliament and it will be passed as a law. All the newspapers are filled with the editorial about the bill and Anna Hazare. I’m with Anna Hazare. But I would like to say few things here.
First of all, making the bill alone is not sufficient. It requires the will power from the common man. The common man means the mass. If the mass refuses to pay the bribe or refuses to agree to the illegal demands of the officers, politicians and ministers then obviously the corruption is going to get out of the country. The mass includes the top industrial houses also. Of course, the bill will make the ministers work according to the law instead of against it. But it needs the participation of the public also. Suppose a common man is found to be violating the traffic signal, then instead of paying the bribe to the traffic constable, the common man should pay the fine. I know this may be sounding something abstract but this is the right track. Because to save ourselves from getting a fine receipt, we give some amount to the traffic constable. This is nothing but bribe. This is the cause of corruption.
On news channels and in news papers I have seen many people carrying the placards stating the Anna Hazare, we are with you. You are our leader against corruption. This is a good sign. It shows that now the public is aware and wants to get rid of the corruption. But if the public really wants to get rid of the corruption then it has to say no to bribe or illegal demands of the corrupt people. Because leaders like Anna Hazare isn’t going to come and tell how to say no to corruption. So we have to do it ourselves.
If we will do it on the small scale then only we can have corruption free India. And due to the small bribes only the corrupt people demand money from other people and hence it grows up. It’s like nuclear reaction. If one person gives bribe then the corrupt person demands money from other people as well and hence this reaction of corruption goes on and on. And everybody thinks that he isn’t alone in giving bribes. Or the mentality becomes like this that okay that person or the businessmen has given bribe, so they are triggering the corruption. But in reality, the common man gives more bribe than the businessmen. Or people often say that how I can stop corruption. I’m just an individual. I want to say that the community, city or country is made up of individuals only. So be the one of the persons to protest corruption.