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General in his labyrinth: Khanduri and the Uttarakhand Lok Ayukta Act

Now what does the general do to lift the sagging morale of his forces and also that of the people? He sends his chief secretary for three clandestine meetings with Anna Hazare’s associates (so much for transparency and wider consultations). After making bare minimum changes, an almost Xerox copy of Anna’s Bill (at least in sprit) is presented before the state cabinet, approved and introduced in the Vidhan Sabha a few days later. [more]