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Ideological posturing

india Updated: Aug 30, 2007 00:05 IST

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri’s article Peter Pan syndrome (August 27) is well-timed and addresses the root of the dilemma facing the Bengali communists. The CPM is what it is today due to Bengal supplying more than 70 per cent MPs and MLAs for the last 30 years. Prakash Karat and his ilk who can’t even win a panchayat election have no moral or legal sanction to stall Bengal’s programme in the name of ideology.

Sudip Narayan, Lucknow

Blinkered approach

Ram Jethmalani in his article Mandarin red tape (August 28) has elaborated the treatment of treaties and the national laws. The Left must understand that whatever action the PM has taken regarding the nuclear deal with the US is in our interest. The Left should refrain from taking action that will lead to the fall of the government.

S Raghavan, via e-mail

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The US has offered nuclear cooperation despite our being a non-signatory to the NPT. It has persuaded the NSG for regular supply of nuclear fuel. The Left parties are blinded by their extra-territorial loyalties in opposing the deal.

HL Dhawan, via e-mail

Disrespect to humanity

With reference to the report Women trafficked for baby boy: UN (August 23), it is a matter of national shame that women are trafficked from different parts to improve the skewed sex ratio to bear male children and are later abandoned. Despite movements to safeguard women’s rights, such heinous crimes are taking place under the eyes of the government and it has no answer to curb this menace.

Arpita Samaddar, via e-mail

A clarification

In my article Put it on slow fire (Aug 29), the date 2004 given as when the NDA initiated the nuclear deal is wrong. The actual date is 1999.

Pallava Bagla

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