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A Response

I was spurred to write this in response to the stupid statuses and comments that were being posted in the facebook group - Youth for a corruption free india.

It is imperative that the members of this group use their brains instead of ___ to think.

1. Regardless of Baba Ramdev's background, the cause he's championing is worth fighting - for EVERYONE, whatever their persuasion may be. The only criteria is that they have our nation's, and it's people's good at heart.

2. This is the "biggest scamster govt in the world" at the moment, as Chetan Bhagat tweeted. There are no second thoughts on it.

3. The Baba having a *multi-million dollar yoga empire*, or getting *entire islands gifted by his devotees* are non-issues here. None of them are underhanded dealings unless proved so. And until now all of his activities since before the campaign have been quite transparent - the media has been sifting through them with microscopic scrutiny and so is the govt, from the second a *saffron-clad sannyasi* took the centre stage of public attention. It only makes sense that if someone really had skeletons to hide in his cupboard, he will not dare to publicly take on the entire might of bureaucracy (and also the media by proxy).

4. Baba had very clearly taken the initiative in the campaign against corruption late last year, which was later usurped by dubious elements and spearheaded as a separate movement under Anna Hazare. While it appears that they are working together now, it is not very clear if the intentions of the people managing the movement is to sustain, or sabotage the campaign thereby diffusing people's anger.

Conspiracy theories are dime a dozen. Believing in them will only expose the asininity of your minds.


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