Anna Hazare #Janlokpal Bill Campaign Takes Off On Facebook & Twitter

Whether it is getting admitted in the hospital or enrolling into college. What is the first thing that will immediately disgust you- Authorities asking you for  ‘extra’ cash.

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Corruption is everywhere like bacteria. It is omnipresent. But Kisan Bapat Baburao Hazare aka Anna Hazare, a 72 year old veteran activist has taken a stand of ‘Do Or Die‘ against Corruption. The web have showed again that it’s a great tool in spreading the news. Websites like Facebook and Twitter are being used to gather support, views & reaction from various cities.

In the year 2009, ‘Pink Chaddi Campaign’ was similarly started on Facebook with registration of 2,900. The campaign raised it’s voice in favour of today’s Indian women. It is interesting to observe the power of Online Campaigning

Similarly, we have reported earlier, Facebook and Twitter were flooding with comments and updates for the  ‘Meter Jam‘ Campaign. The campaign received 40,000 likes on Facebook.

But campaign’s like these ones died a silent death with no appropriate conclusion. But this time the driving force seems to be slightly different and demanding.

Some of the celebrities actively twittering  in favour of Anna Hazare are:

  • Anupuma Kher tweets,” On my way to Jantar Mantar, Delhi from Pune to pledge my support to Anna Hazare and more than One Billion INDIANS against corruption.:)”
  • Farhan Akhtar tweets,” I support Anna Hazare. Our country has suffered from corruption for too long… NOW is the time we get together and do something about it.”
  • Rakesh Junjunwala tweets,” Sharad Pawar has quit the GoM.I think he requested Anna Hazare to reduce his burden.”
  • IbnLive tweets,” A larger debate is required for the Bill #JanLokpal.”

Offlate there have been many instances of governments being made accountable through social media pressure accross the world. Egypt comes to mind instantly with the recent uprising in Libya most fresh in our minds. It will be interesting to see if a similar revolution via social media can take place in a country like India where the penetration is less than 10% overall for internet. Though if that does happen the Government could flick the switch off button on the internet that it holds with itself.

Currently the campaign is growing from strength to strength via its official social media ids as follows or

4 Responses to “Anna Hazare #Janlokpal Bill Campaign Takes Off On Facebook & Twitter”

  1. April 8, 2011 at 2:07 am #

    All the politicians like Modi and Mayawati has started to give their comments upon this compaign. We don’t want to listen their comments. Pls don’t go with any politician, they all are currupt. my support with u. Thanks to give us a start.

  2. April 8, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    Its amazing to see India finally catch the Viral bug…there is little doubt that this will be the way to elections, decisionmaking and a better democracy, more direct and effective….To the WEB!…

  3. Sunil Badmande
    April 8, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    Acharya Anna Hazare’s campaign is true reflection of common man’s feelings towards present dirt that is happening in India.And it is truly the first step towards begining the END OF CORRUPTION in India.
    My request to Acharya Anna Hazare :
    Hey Acharya,
    1.Do not concede even 5 seats to Government representatives in the committee of 10 Plus a chairman, as the corrupt CAN NOT ERADICATE ITSELF. Eradication must be conducted by the NON CORRUPT.

    For the sake of totality of views , there should be maximum of 2 REPRESENTATIVES from Government/Politicians to put forth Government view.
    Remaining 8 have to be from Non Governmental , Non political organisations including minimum of 4 persons- preferrably retired Judges with experience & qualifications in Law .

    2.It is our express desire that Anna Hazare should be the chairman presiding over the commitee of 10 .But if it is not acceptable , then 12 th position of Advisor has to be created with Anna Hazare as Advisor to the Entire Drafting committee including the Chairman.

    3. Anna Hazare, Justice Hegde, Justice Verma, Guru Ramdev Baba, Swami Agnivesh, Shri Kejriwal should decide on the remaining non political members of the committee with consultation of other eminent non political persons if needed.

    Lets welcome the new beginning .


    About the author.

    I am an Electronics Engineer by profession with deep interest in Social ups and downs, our great Past History & great disgust for THE PRESENT INDIA that we , the corrupt have built up.

  4. April 24, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    Forget about those policians who are passing their negative comments on the panel. These involve in the sleaze whould never wants us to budge with our positive approach to build better India. Let them do their work, we should never digress with their views. We could jointly make an effort to complete our mission till our last breath. Afterall we have followed the common people path who are supreme in every respect.

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