I was happy to read today that so many prominent and well meaning Indians are supporting Kiran Bedi’s candidature for Chief Information Commissioner. Moreover they are asking the Government that if you appoint another person, please let us know how that person is more suitable. That is great. Acche log ghar se bahar nikal aayen hain. Milkar naare lagane lagey hain- ek acche insaan ke liye. Yeh nayi aur badi baat hai. (The good are ganging up together, in favour of the good. This is a new and salutary trend). By the way, hats off to the person who kicked off this Kiran Bedi for CIC campaign.
The time also seems to be ripe. Governments often appoint to the top posts, more pliable people rather than the more competent. But the resurgent and strong Congress government of late is beating a new path (The appointment of Nandan Nilekani being just a case in point). And this is natural. Only when you are strong are you no longer afraid of strong people in the neighborhood.
To find a more driven, incorruptible, impartial and approachable person than Kiran Bedi will be really difficult for the Government. Good luck Kiran. Good luck Good Ones. Good Luck India.