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Government figures on inflation do not reflect market reality

With reference to the editorial Whether it's a breather (Our Take, December 17), it appears the UPA government is patting its back by announcing that inflation has come down on account of lower food prices.

india Updated: Dec 21, 2010 22:45 IST

Government figures on inflation do not reflect market reality

With reference to the editorial Whether it's a breather (Our Take, December 17), it appears the UPA government is patting its back by announcing that inflation has come down on account of lower food prices. But a visit to the market reveals that prices of essential commodities, including vegetables, are sky-rocketing. While government agencies keep bluffing people, the common man keeps facing the inflation heat.

S Kamat, Goa

Stooping to conquer

The report Can face House panel: PM (December 21) is a positive development but the public is at a loss to understand what prevents the prime minister or the Congress to concede to the Opposition's demand for a JPC. It is common knowledge that whether it is a JPC, PAC or any other committee, the findings get lost in the course of time. The Congress should accept the demand for a JPC to deflate the Opposition's pressure.

PK Srivastava, via email

A cleaning act required

With reference to the report UPA corruption vs NDA corruption (December 15), the Congress is behaving immaturely by countering the Opposition's corruption charges. The Congress cannot exonerate itself of the dishonesty among its rank and file. It is time the Congress-led UPA and the Opposition did some introspection and cleaned the mess.

Ranjana Manchanda, via email

Forgetting our debt

This has reference to Indranil Banerjie's article Remember that December (December 17). The 39th anniversary of the 1971 war went almost unnoticed and no memorable function was held anywhere in the country. Nations that forget their heroes do not last long.

Harwant Singh, via email