From the advent of the movement, Team Anna has portrayed itself as neutral, blaming both UPA for its lethargy regarding the Bill, and the BJP for blocking the Bill. But due to the flak earned by the UPA from Team Anna, the media has reflexively portrayed Team Anna in saffron, possibly because of the absence of minorities among major Team Anna members. I admire Arvind Kejriwal's strategy to involve the public in the participation of the anti-corruption movement. With no major investigative agencies that can successfully deal with the rampant corruption, Lokpal (ombudsman)is the solution to combat corruption in India.
With this public declaration and demand for guidance, Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to the democratic sense of the public. It is well known that every Indian is a self-proclaimed political critic, with solutions for everything from the nuclear deals to the poll exercises. Kejriwal has appealed to precisely this emotion. Being the most populous democracy, enfranchisement is a highly valued ideal in India. Hence, instead of alienating and disparaging the people from the process of the Lokpal, as done by the UPA and the Parliament, Kejriwal has struck a raw nerve to energize the movement once more.
Now this is what I call smart!