Actions speak louder than words but silence is golden for the UPA
Barkha Dutt in It’s been quiet a while (Third Eye, July 9) rightly asks that though the UPA has expelled many tainted Cabinet ministers, the prime minister’s silence on corruption is sending out a wrong message. It’s making people feel that all the steps that the government is taking against the corrupt are mere eyewash. The lack of communication between the prime minister and the people is weakening the latter’s trust in the government.
NS Rajan, Bangalore
It’s possible that the PM does not want to address the nation because he knows that this is his last term in office. A majority of Indians have joined Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev in their crusades not because they support their campaigns but because they are tired of the government’s inaction.
Medha Arya, via email
Don’t try to judge the judges
Through her article Trial by tamasha (Another Day, July 9), Namita Bhandare tries to defend the judge who pronounced the verdict in the Maria Susairaj case. But the public outrage against the judgement isn’t targeted at the judge. The anger is aimed at the loopholes in our system that allow high profile criminals to get away with such heinous crimes.
Sudhir Bisht, Delhi
Discussions on the ‘hot’ issue of the day by so-called celebrities on TV news channels are laced with jingoism. Instead of presenting different opinions, these shows end up making a mockery of serious social problems.
Shubha Mungee, via email