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It's a window of opportunity for the BJP

india Updated: Nov 02, 2010 23:28 IST

It's a window of opportunity for the BJP. It shouldn't let go of it

This refers to the editorial Getting its act together (Our Take, November 1). The BJP's future finally looks bright. The Karnataka High Court's decision went in its favour and the Adarsh Society scam in Mumbai has come as a big setback for the Congress. A victory in the Bihar assembly polls will bring the BJP back on its feet. The party should make the most of these opportunities and consolidate its position as the chief national Opposition party, which is essential for a democracy to function properly.

Bal Govind, Noida

To remove every grain of error

With reference to Anika Gupta's report Yes, free lunches (Big Picture, November 1), the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology, which can track the number of mid-day meals prepared by various schools in Uttar Pradesh, is praiseworthy. Apart from expanding the scheme to other states, efforts should also be made to devise a system that can count the number of meals actually consumed by schoolchildren on a daily basis.

K. Venkataraman, Delhi

Don't house the guilty

It's shameful that politicians and top officials of the armed forces have shows little regard for the Kargil martyrs and grabbed the land meant for the families of war heroes (Mumbai's towering scam, November 1). The least that the Centre can do is punish all guilty politicians, irrespective of which political parties they belong to. The tainted armed forces personnel should be court-martialled.

Crishna S. Kumar, via email

The pot calls the kettle black

Rahul Gandhi's comments on Bihar are unfortunate (Biharis shining, not Bihar, says Rahul, October 31). Before commenting on the state, he should realise that the blame for Bihar's backwardness goes to the Congress. Chief minister Nitish Kumar has changed the face of Bihar. It's naive to point fingers at him.

Amit Singhal, via email