There is first and foremost a lack of ideological clarity. Corruption is a part and parcel of capitalist liberal democracy so there is no question of being able to get rid of it without getting rid of capitalism itself. The so called core team of the IAC has a varied character with people from the right to the centre in it but none from the left of centre. Moreover its support base is a fluid one that came together at the time of the dharna at the Ramlila Ground but seems to have melted away thereafter. Any movement has to have continuous programmes of actions if it is to stay alive. However, there seems to be a lack of unanimity regarding the kind of action to be taken. The stand taken by some that the IAC will not itself participate in the elections but will campaign against the Congress for dilly dallying in enacting the Jan Lokpal Bill is not endorsed by others in the core team. To make matters worse the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad have publicly stated that their members participated actively in the Ramlila dharna and the associated mobilisations across the country.
The problems of the IAC can be further illustrated with what is happening in Alirajpur. At the peak of the IAC movement in August there were daily demonstrations in Alirajpur also. The leaders of these demonstrations were members of the Bharatiya Janata Party's youth wing Akhil Bharatiya Yuva Morcha. These non-tribal youth are all the children of the wealthy traders and moneylenders who have been exploiting the tribals for ages together. Consequently even thought the Khedut Mazdoor Chetna Sangath morally supports the IAC it did not mobilise its own members to join these demonstrations. In fact the KMCS has been conducting a campaign for quite some time against these traders and moneylenders. There are strict anti-usury laws to regulate the practice of moneylending in tribal areas. As is to be expected these laws were not being implemented and the moneylenders were having a field day in extorting money from the tribals. The KMCS has taken action against these moneylenders by lodging complaints against them for violating the legal provisions. Consequently hundreds of tribals have regained their silver ornaments which they had kept as security with the moneylenders for taking loans. The moneylenders had extorted many times the principle amount over the years.
This campaign was so effective that the moneylenders and traders made a formal complaint to the Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh when he visited Alirajpur recently that the KMCS should be reined in and prevented from helping the adivasis in this matter. Thus, the important question surfaces as to what is going to be the mass base of the IAC. If the mass base is going to be the middle and upper classes who are steeped in corruption and are exploiting the lower classes then the IAC does not have much of a future. Also if its action programmes are built around campaigning against the Congress for not enacting its Jan Lokpal Bill rather than around basic problems faced by the poor then also it is going to face problems in the future if the media does not provide the same kind of coverage that it did at the Ramlila Grounds.