19 January, 2021

Anna, The Maskot

The ‘S’ word and its intemperate course

Anna, The Maskot

Fast Friends

  • Prashant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal will lead the movement.
  • Both will go on fast in July
  • Anna to be mascot, may not fast if health does not permit
  • ”Corrupt” politicians will be named as the agitiation starts


It’s insulting enough for anyone to be described as Shikandi, given the connotations of impotence the name carries on its own; it’s even worse for a man who has been caricatured as a yesman, but wears his character and integrity as badges of honour. Deeply hurt by the comparison foisted upon him by senior advocate and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan, prime minister Manmohan Singh offered to quit public life if any of the charges levelled against him by the anti-corruption crusader were proved. The specific charge is of wrongdoing in the allotment of coal blocks for mining, based on a preliminary CAG report—a scam that has come to be known as Coalgate.




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