Kasab's not sorry, so why give him any quarter?
The report HC upholds death for Kasab (February 22) is heartening in that the Mumbai high court has upheld the death penalty for Ajmal Kasab, who had mercilessly killed several innocent people, an act which he does not repent. He must be hanged without any leniency.
Harischandra Parshuram, Mumbai
Not a leader of his flock
Pankaj Vohra in A PM so helpless (February 21) has given an excellent account of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The loot of the exchequer has been going on while the PM has been watching like a hapless bystander. The scams have brought disrepute to the nation while the unprecedented price rise has hit the common man. Singh cannot absolve himself of the deficit in governance and must rise above coalition rhetoric to provide relief to the people.
CP Chinda, Delhi
He's isolated and unable
The PM's press conference was disappointing. No Indian PM other than Singh had ever admitted to their inability to provide good governance to the people or expressed helplessness to tackle major challenges. It is high time Singh quit as a weak PM does not serve the nation's interest.
Shaikh Mohammed Zaid, Mumbai
Get more people on the job
With reference to War on corruption now part of babus' job (February 21), it would perhaps be more effective if the government seeks information from the public about departments that are prone to corruption, supplementing it with additional data from the ministries and departments.
Ashok Kumar, via email