The UPA should pay attention to Tata’s concerns on governance
Ratan Tata is right in stating that apart from announcing economic reforms, the UPA should also introduce electoral reforms, curb black money and corruption, provide basic amenities for the poor and work towards creating more jobs (Reforms a positive move, but India must do more: Tata, December 10). Winning the vote on FDI in Parliament alone is not the answer to India’s many problems. Corruption in politics and the bureaucracy is hampering national growth. But the Opposition has not raised this issue it in Parliament so far. Let’s hope that the government will heed Tata’s advice.
AL Agarwal, Delhi
Take the Opposition on board
This refers to the editorial The slog overs have begun (Our Take, December 10). Though the government has won the vote on FDI in retail in Parliament, there are several other issues that need urgent attention. Both the Houses must get down to debating on major pending legislations on various sectors like insurance, banking, food security and land acquisition. The government must reach out to the Opposition before making a major announcement so that the latter doesn’t disrupt Parliament anymore.
Bal Govind, Noida
The BCCI doesn’t really care
Team India met its Waterloo in Kolkata at the hands of England and embarrassed each and every cricket fan in the country (No game plan, cricket the loser, December 10). The defeat has rightfully raised several questions on the policies of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), whose members are so busy in their pursuit of power and money that they don’t seem to care about the game at all. The BCCI may be expressing its concern over the team’s performance, but the country is more worried about the BCCI’s ways of working.
Shanmugam Mudaliar, Pune