After having lost its battle against Anna Hazare on ground, the Congress now plans to counter him and his campaign in the cyber space.
However, utmost care is being taken that all this happen without directly attacking Anna. Sources said that after the Manish Tewari fiasco, the party is focused on destablising the campaign — not Anna — and punching a hole in the movement’s legality.
Party is preparing to launch campaigns on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and all possible ways, including through SMS, to reach out to masses with the government’s position and explain how unjustified Anna is in his campaign to push for “his Jan Lokpal Bill”.
One SMS doing the round reads: “I am strongly against corruption but I am NOT Anna! I am NOT a dictator saying MY BILL OR NO BILL.’ I believe in the democratic process through Parliament. I do NOT belong to any opportunist political party who have selfish concern in not letting the Parliament function. I am proud India and would like to do my bit by being honest. YOU DECIDE WHETHER U WANT TO BE ANNA OR A PROUD INDIA! Forward this message and let your friends decide who they want to be. We are the ppl of 21st century and we can think.”
It seems that by projecting Anna as ‘My Way or Highway Man’, the party is now trying to punch a hole in his movement. It may be recalled that just after the joint drafting committee was formed, the government had started a smear campaign to defame the civil society representatives on the panel.