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Hindustan Times
New Delhi, October 24, 2012
First Published: 21:15 IST(24/10/2012)
Last Updated: 21:16 IST(24/10/2012)

Delhi govt and private companies must be seen in the same light
The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has gone back to the old tariff system, but it must explain why it acceded to the demands of power companies and increased power rates earlier (Govt cuts city power bills by up to 22%, October 23). The Delhi government had revised tariffs earlier because power companies were making heavy losses. So won’t cutting prices affect the same companies now? It’s clear that the Sheila Dikshit government is hand-in-glove with private companies in looting the common man.
-Manish Chandra, via email

The UPA is at sixes and sevens
This refers to  the editorial Go beyond the sound and fury (Our Take, October 23). When Arvind Kejriwal and Anna Hazare asked the government to pass the Lokpal Bill, the UPA asked them to become a part of the political system if they want to change it. Now that Kejriwal has floated a political party and decided to contest elections, the government says that it is not answerable to Kejriwal. The truth is that the UPA doesn’t know how to defend itself against the several charges that India Against Corruption has levelled against its ministers. Congress ministers are doing more harm than good to the party by shooting off their mouths.
-N Ramamurthy, via email

We can’t grin and bear this
The editorial You’ve smiles to go(The Pundit, October 23) has hit the nail on the head about road signs in Gurgaon. Driving in Gurgaon is nothing less than a nightmare. There are not enough road signs but potholes and speed bumps are aplenty. Most of the drivers are impatient, have little regard for traffic rules and absolutely no fear of the police. On top of this, the police now wants people to smile while driving. It can’t get any more ridiculous than this.
-Odette Katrak, Gurgaon

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