Mamata Banerjee must stop being a rabble-rouser and act like a CM
With reference to the editorial No turning the other cheek (Our Take, April 12), the attack on West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee by SFI activists in New Delhi and the subsequent violent clashes in West Bengal are highly condemnable. West Bengal is not new to political violence but it is the responsibility of the chief minister and her administration to ensure that law and order are maintained. Banerjee’s conduct has already been less than exemplary but her adding-fuel-to-fire remark was a new low for her. It’s time she stopped being a rabble-rouser and acted like a chief minister.
-Ashok Goswami, Mumbai
Modi has his work cut out for him
With reference to Ashok Malik’s article His time starts now (April 12), in a country where even today elections are won essentially with the help of caste-based voting, it will be interesting to see whether Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi will able to sell his message of good governance and development or not. There is no doubt that Modi’s popularity graph is soaring, but this may not necessarily translate into electoral votes. Modi’s induction in the BJP parliamentary board and the public appearances that he made in different cities show he has his work cut out for him before the BJP projects him as its prime ministerial candidate.
-Vijai Pant, Nainital
The masterminds are also guilty
This refers to the editorial The healing must begin (April 12). A Delhi court’s order to reopen a 1984 anti-Sikhs riots case against Jagdish Tytler, setting aside a CBI closure report giving clean chit to the Congress leader, is a beacon of hope for justice-seekers. The masterminds of riots are no less culpable than the actual rioters and thus until the former are brought to book, the victims will not get a sense of closure.
-G David Milton, via email
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