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Hindustan Times
New Delhi, October 29, 2012
First Published: 22:36 IST(29/10/2012)
Last Updated: 22:37 IST(29/10/2012)

Gadkari should resign and turn up the heat on the UPA
With reference to the editorial It can’t get any worse (October 26), the allegations of corruption against BJP president Nitin Gadkari are indeed a reason for worry for the Opposition. There’s no denying that the party has now lost the high moral ground on corruption. If Gadkari wants to establish his innocence, he must resign from the post of the party president for the duration of the probe. This will not only help the party win people’s confidence but also put immense pressure on the government to take action against some of its ministers who are allegedly involved in one or the other scam.
-Vijai Pant, via email

This works for the party, not India
The UPA’s latest Cabinet reshuffle is supposedly aimed at improving governance (Young faces in key places, October 29). While the inclusion of young ministers is welcome, the government must answer some questions. First, on what basis have the new ministers been given charge of key ministries? Perhaps the only achievement that most of them can speak of their respective fathers are or have been influential politicians. Second, what’s the guarantee that the Congress will allow the young ministers to work independently? Therefore, while this reshuffle may work well for the party, it won’t do any good to the country.
-Gulshan Kumar, via email

The solution lies in speedy justice
The editorial The sooner the better (Our Take, October 26) rightly states that India must learn a lesson from the US in bringing white-collar offenders to book. Our poor track record in this area is a cause for concern, as it has been encouraging criminals to circumvent the law. The message from Rajat Gupta’s conviction is that speedy justice is the best deterrent.
-Jagdish Saluja, via email

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