4 min read.Updated: 17 Oct 2022, 12:47 AM ISTManu Joseph
His techniques are used far less than Gandhi’s in Indian politics but have the potential to achieve more
In its first days, the anti-corruption movement was also a skit. The set, which was a raised platform that had a thin white mattress, was inspired by the freedom movement. The plot, too, of course, which was that one man would go on an indefinite fast and big crowds would come to watch. The leader of the movement, Anna Hazare, displayed some of the mannerisms of Gandhi, like the thoughtful tilt of his head. His lieutenants played their roles by crawling on to the stage to whisper things in the leader’s ear, as major figures of the freedom movement did to Gandhi. There was even a man on stage who looked dressed up like Swami Vivekananda.