His presence in Team Anna has been a concern right from the beginning.

A self poclaimed ‘swami’, a noted Hindu hater, a pro-separatist and Maoist sympathizer who recently had to face the ire of the resenting public in Dhantewada, a person publicly slapped by a monk for his derogatory remarks on Amarnath Shivling, Agnivesh has now been further exposed.

Time for the media to stop pampering this bogus social activist.

 

Expose: Did Swami Agnivesh betray Team Anna?

 

In the final few days of Anna Hazare’s fast to demand a strong Lokpal Bill, the Gandhian leader came under tremendous pressure to give up his protest.

The entire political establishment , from the Prime Minister to leaders at an all-party meeting, repeatedly appealed to Anna to call off his fast, even claiming at various stages that his demands would be considered by Parliament. Parliament too appealed to him unanimously to call off his hunger strike.

Yet, in the absence of any tangible forward movement – in the form of a resolution in Parliament that addressed his demands, Anna persisted in his fast.

Even some of Anna’s own aides and supporters – from Santosh Hegde to Sri Sri Ravishankar to Swami Agnivesh – urged him to call it off, noting that the movement needed him to be in good health to continue the battle.

But it appears, on the basis of a sensational video that’s been recorded and available in the public domain, that not all of these appeals to Anna were motivated by concern for his health.

In the video, available here, Swami Agnivesh is seen in a phone conversation with, evidently, Kapil Sibal, who was among the government ministers actively looking to sabotage any deal that would offer concessions to Team Anna.

But strikingly, from the conversation that can be pieced together from Swami Agnivesh’s end, it appears that he was actively urging the government not to make any further concessions to Team Anna.

Swami Agnivesh is heard telling “Kapilji”: “Yeh to pagal ki tarah ho raha hai” (It’s like he’s turned mad”).

He then advises “Kapilji” to not make any further concessions since the demands from the other side only keeps increasing. “You should definitely not concede any more ground,” he says. “Be firm.”

Swami Agnivesh says that for anyone to “do this to the government is very bad… Even after issuing such a big appeal, if after even Parliament has asked him, if Anna doesn’t give up his fast…”

The irony is that Swami Agnivesh appears to be aware that he was being filmed: at one point he looks squarely into the camera. But perhaps preoccupied with his conversation, he continues – although subsequently he wanders out of range before the conversation concludes.

The video, whose authenticity has not been verified, appears to suggest that Swami Agnivesh, who was all along coming across as a bona fide supporter of Anna, may have been playing both sides in the final days leading up to yesterday’s denouement.

The video appears to have validated Team Anna’s concerns that Swami Agnivesh wasn’t entirely above board in his dealings with them. Kiran Bedi noted that “He (Swami Agnivesh) was under suspicion all the time… We kept warning him against these actions. Nature has given us this evidence!”

Anna Hazare earned the wrath of his secular team members like Mallika Sarabhai, activist Medha Patekar and the self proclaimed Swami Agnivesh, when he praised Narendra Modi for his governance, so much so that, he was forced later to hastily do some damage control and pick on Modi for so called ‘scams’ in Gujarat and prove his secular stand by removing the ‘Bharatmata’ backdrop from his stage.

Unfortunately neither this nor his effort to disassociate from the saffron clad ‘Hindu’ Baba Ramdev, could save him from the Congress allegation that he has the backing of the RSS and BJP, despite his best efforts to refute it. 

He is learning the hard way that an assertive Hindu is a communal and antinational element in Hindusthan.

Now Anna and his secular team will have to really prove their secular credentials after the muslim leader calls for Muslims to desert Anna. It would be interesting to see how far along the Gandhian pathway will Team Anna walk to appease the Muslims now.  

May be no more Vande Mataram or Bharat mata now …. only ISWAAR ALLAH TERE NAAM …….. 

 

Muslims should stay away: Bukhari

Aug 22, 2011, 05.12AM IST

Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid has called upon Muslims to stay away from the Anna movement saying that Anna’s war cry – Vande Mataram and Bharat Mata Ki jai that have almost become anthem at Ramlila Maidan – are against Islam.

Islam does not condone the worship of the nation or land. It does not even condone worship of the mother who nurtures a child in her womb for nine months. How can Muslims then join his stir with a war cry that is against the basic tenets of their religion.

It is good to know that perhaps after being disillusioned by “Anna Hazare and his coterie of dubious activists “, Baba Ramdev is planning to take the reign of his anti-corruption drive back in his own hands.

By now it is quite obvious that Anna is being gradually sucked it by the carrot and stick manoeuvres of the Congress party, its government and specially its chief, Sonia Gandhi.

It is disheartening to see the misguided efforts of Anna to seek help from the very people who are sitting at the peak of the corruption pyramid, to promote his movement.

It is disillusioning to see him waiver so easily from his support of the ‘incorruptible’ Modi because of the threat from the so called secular anti-corrupt caucus surrounding him.

It is stunning that he would allow the symbol of Bharatmata to be replaced  because it is deemed Hindu and thus automatically ‘communal’.

It needs to be seen now whether the media that created the frenzy over  ‘secular’ Anna Hazare but has been conveniently overlooking the ‘Hindu’ Guru’s efforts so far, will show the same vigor in their coverage or renew their subtle efforts of undermining his credibility and his movements.

 

Baba Ramdev to launch satyagraha against graft

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 12:57:33 PM by IANS

Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Yoga guru and spiritual leader Baba Ramdev will launch a nationwide people’s movement ‘Satyagraha against corruption’ from June 4, his spokesperson said here Wednesday.

“The movement will begin after he completes his ‘Bharat Swabhiman Yatra’, a journey of one lakh km which began from Dwarka on September 2 last year and will end at Ujjain (in Madhya Pradesh) on June 1,” Baba Ramdev’s spokesperson S.K. Tijarawala said.

He added that the spiritual leaedr will announce the launch and details of the anti-graft movement April 27

Baba Ramdev will also write a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on three issues — creating an independent, impartial Lokpal (ombudsman), getting back black money worth over Rs.400 lakh crore stashed in tax havens abroad and replacing the British system of governance, taxation, education, law and order with a ’swadeshi’ model.

This is an unwritten rule. Praise the incorruptible Modi and you are guaranteed to face the ire of all the secular media, its bogus activists and its ugly politicians. Even Anna Hazare, the present darling of India, had to backtrack and offer some explanation for spilling out the truth.

 

Narendra Modi writes an open letter to Anna

 New Delhi: A day after Anna Hazare praised Narendra Modi for the development work the Gujarat Chief Minister had undertaken, Modi posted an open letter on his blog addressed to Anna Hazare, hailing the veteran Gandhian and anti-corruption activist.

 Here’s the full text of Narendra Modi’s open letter to Anna Hazare:

 

My heartfelt feelings in an open letter to Annaji

Respected Annaji,

On the eighth day of fasting in the Navratri I am inspired to write to you early at 5 O’clock in the morning.

When you were sitting at fast in Delhi during that period, I too was fasting on the occasion of Navratri, the period that symbolizes the embodiment of Divine Shakti. I was pleased indeed that by the grace of Maa Jagadamba I happened to be a co-traveller in your crusade albeit indirectly.

Observing the Navratri fast and being busy in election campaigning, I was fortunate to have the darshan of Mother Kamakshi in Assam. Your fasting was in progress and naturally I did pray to Kamakshidevi about your health and I feel certain that a divine power has been kind enough to bestow her blessings on you.

Yesterday I was back from Kerala campaign to Gandhinagar at 2 am.

And it was yesterday that I got the encouraging news of your expressing kind words for Gujarat and me.

I am fortunate and grateful to get your blessings.

Respected Annaji, my respect for you is decades old. Before I entered politics I was full time RSS pracharak. At that time national leaders of the RSS who came to attend our meetings invariably discussed your rural development activities so that it could be emulated. It has tremendous impact on me. In the past I also had the good fortune of meeting you.

I and my state of Gujarat are indebted to you for the courage and conviction you showed in saying good words for me and my state. In this show of courage you exhibited commitment to truth and a soldier-like conviction. And because of this your opinion has been universally accepted.

I request you to also bless me that your praise will not make be complacent and commit mistakes.

Your blessings have given me the strength to do what is right and what is good. At the same time my responsibility has also become more. Because of your statement crores of youth would now be having great expectations and therefore even a small mistake of mine will disappoint them. Therefore I have to remain vigilant and I seek your blessings for the same.

Respected Annaji, in this delicate moment, I should say that I come from a simple family and am a common man too. In my family no one is even distantly connected to politics or remains close to power; I do not have illusions that I am a perfect individual. Like a common man I too have my own limitations; good and bad qualities.

I pray that I am always blessed by Mother Jagadamba so that bad qualities do not take possession of me. Always thinking of doing good to Gujarat, I would devote myself to the progress of Gujarat and therefore like to wipe out the tears from the face of the poor. For doing all this I pray that I am never short of your blessings, and this is my humble request.

Respected Annaji, you are a Gandhian and a soldier. Yesterday during election campaign in Kerala when I heard about your blessings for me and my state I feared that you will be subjected to vilification. A certain group inimical to -Gujarat will not let go this opportunity to malign your love, sacrifice, penance and commitment to truth. They will try to tarnish your name because you spoke well of me and my state.

As bad luck would have it this has come true. Once again this inimical forces have come to the fore. On the occasion of Navratri I pray to Maa Jagadamba that no one sullies your fair name.

You will be aware that whosoever talks good of Gujarat he or she will be subjected to the vilification campaign.

In the past a senior Muslim parliamentarian from Canoor constituency hailing from the Communist Party Shri P Abdulla Kutty was ostracized from the party following his praising of Gujarat’s development.

The superstar of this century Shri Amitabh Bachchan when he worked free for Gujarat Tourism was also attacked by this same group of inimical forces. They spread falsehoods against Bachchan so as to snap his old ties with Gujarat. At a public function in Mumbai where Bachchan was invited this group had stopped him from entering.

Also a campaign was let loose to malign the leading Gandhian of Gujarat Shri Gunavant Shah who is speaking for the atma-gaurav of Gujarat.

Maulana Ghulam Vastanavi of Gujarat who was elected as head of the Darul Uloom of Deoband was also subjected to vilification campaign when he praised the development of Gujarat. He had publicly said that Gujarat is surging ahead on the road of fast paced development, and without any religious discrimination everybody was getting the fruits of development. Soon he was silenced by undue harassment by the same forces.

Recently, Major General IS Sinha (sic) of Golden Katara division of Indian Army when he praised the development of Gujarat he too was beleaguered by the same forces and there was even a demand for disciplinary action against the major general.

These are only a few examples. But Gujarat’s real developmental journey is an anathema to this group bent upon heaping calumny on my state. Whenever the name of Gujarat is mentioned these forces immediately swing into action to spread canards and falsehoods.

Respected Annaji, Gujarat’s six crore people do not want that, the same group should sadden you.

I am still afraid that, this group will put you in trouble. May God give you strength.

I humbly bow to the sacrifices and penances you have made for the country. Let God bless you with supreme health so that many like me would be beneficiary of your guidance. This is my heartfelt prayer.

Yours

 (Narendra Modi)