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Corruption and inflation are up, the common man is down

india Updated: May 23, 2011 21:31 IST

Corruption and inflation are up, the common man is down

With reference to the report UPA vows fight against corruption (May 23), we should be thankful to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for having finally woken up to the problem of corruption. Over the past seven years, since the UPA came to power, inflation and corruption have been consistently going north. Unfortunately, the problem has gone out of hand now and the government can do little to provide relief to the common man.

SP Ashta, Delhi

Obama’s advice’s Pak’s best bet

American President Barack Obama has rightly advised Pakistan to stop blaming India for its problems. In the name of defending itself against India, Pakistan has acquired a lot of foreign aid, which it has used to fund terrorist groups. Moreover, the government and the ISI are misleading Pakistanis into believing that India is their biggest enemy. This is affecting the cultural ties between the two nations. Pakistan should heed Obama’s advice, as this will ensure peace and stability in the entire subcontinent.

Harischandra Parshuram, Mumbai

The right way forward in Bengal

Mamata Banerjee has made history by becoming the first woman chief minister of West Bengal. She left no stone unturned in exposing the weaknesses of the Left government. It goes to her credit that she invited all the Left leaders to her swearing-in ceremony. It’s equally commendable that a majority of senior CPI(M) leaders attended the event. Both the government and the opposition should work together for the state’s welfare.

Wakeel Ahmad, Gaya