The editorial When bishops become pawns (Our Take, January 25) is correct in stating that Karnataka governor HR Bhardwaj’s confrontation with the BJP-led state government was unnecessary. He could have at least waited for the probe on chief minister BS Yeddyurappa’s involvement in the ‘land scam’ to be completed. This is not the first time the governor has taken such a unprincipled decision: during the last confidence motion in the assembly, the governor overstepped his jurisdiction and dictated terms to the Speaker of the assembly. Posting a controversial politician as governor is in itself a mischievous act and the Congress should desist from making such controversial appointments in future.
K Raghava Rao, Vijayawada
Barking up the wrong pole
With reference to the editorial Few takers for patriot games (Our Take, January 22), the BJP youth wing’s ‘Tiranga Yatra’ is commendable in its intention to promote peace and harmony in the country. But its intent to hoist the national flag in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk on Republic Day is fraught with danger as it could incite the separatists. The BJP should not disturb the fragile peace in the state.
Ranjana Manchanda, via email
A shuffle, not a reshuffle
Pankaj Vohra in his article Reshuffling the same old pack (Between Us, January 24) is correct in pointing out that the recent Cabinet reshuffle was disappointing. People were expecting a more decisive action from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. After the flood of scams and scandals, the Congress had a chance for an image makeover but failed to build on that. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has always been a puppet in the hands of other Congressmen. We hope to see some real changes after the budget session.
Nikky Singh, via email