It’s time for Indo-US ties to move to the next level
With reference to the report Manmohan in Washington (November 24), the Prime Minister’s visit to the US is a right platform to take the India-US ties to the next level. Despite the 26/11 fiasco, India is definitely a stable, open and an attractive place to do business in. Now it is for team Obama to promote and nurture fresh ties with India that started with George W. Bush. The Indian Prime Minister is correct in stating that the dollar can’t be substituted at present as the US is on the verge of a financial recovery. This situation will only facilitate our business interests and can take the bilateral ties to a stable level.
Adarsh Ladda, Delhi
Advani’s statements confusing
With reference to the report BJP feels Babri leak heat (November 24), in the wake of the Liberhan Commission report on the Babri Masjid demolition, BJP leader L.K. Advani has expressed pride at being associated with the Ayodhya movement, but distress at the demolition of the mosque. Also, on the one hand, Advani agreed that all present at Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, were either from the BJP or the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, but on the other, he claimed that his party’s leaders tried to prevent the demolition. One has no choice but to feel confused at Advani’s puzzling statements on the Ayodhya issue. The inordinate delay on the part of the government in preparing the Liberhan report on the incident has only made matters worse. The time has come for the Union government to act swiftly by bringing to book all the culprits mentioned in the report.
P. Saravana Durai, Hyderabad
Without trying to condone the saffron party’s savage act of demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992, the Congress should not be allowed to take advantage of the Justice Liberhan Commission report indicting the BJP leadership, as its own hands are not clean. After all, it was the Congress that instigated the 1984 anti-Sikh riots after the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
Harbir Singh, Gurgaon