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Inclusive politics

india Updated: May 15, 2007 01:30 IST
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The success of Mayawati in the recent UP elections is due to her dynamic approach. She has been able to pull together various
sections of society. This should be an eye-opener to our politicians. The electorate today is mature and will only support parties which will deliver a good quality of life. There is no place for leaders who pit one section against the other. We hope the Mayawati government will not only improve the law and order in the state but will also work for development in the state.

SK Wasan
Noida

Democracy Derailed

Strange are the ways of our democracy where dozens of hardcore criminals will be able to occupy high political office. Everyone knows about their antecedents, yet they manage to go from strength to strength. Is this not a matter of concern for the Election Commission, the Supreme Court and Parliament?

LR Sabharwal
via e-mail

Populist politics

Apropos of the report Sheila sorry as storm breaks (May 10), there is no call to discriminate against anyone on the basis of where he or she comes from. This is an insult to the Constitution. Some politicians support this article and want to impose the same provisions in Delhi. Our politicians must realise that it is far more important to provide basic civil amenities than engage in such needless rhetoric.

Murari Chaturvedi
Delhi

Two’s Company

The idea proposed by President A.P.J. Kalam of evolving a two-party mechanism is thought-provoking. The President appears to have given some thought to the virtues of such a system which is prevalent in democratic nations like the US and Britain. Let parties which do not have broadly similar views contest elections as independent
entities.

AK Ghosh
via e-mail

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