APROPOS OF Prem Shankar Jha’s A tale of near misses (February 11), the Left decided to support the UPA because it was convenient to do so and not due to any ideological similarities. Due to the Left’s pressure, the UPA was forced to withdraw from the nuclear deal. As it ends its five-year term, the UPA has nothing much to show to the voters. It is, as the author rightly says, a story of near misses.
Don’t write off MNS
Apropos of Pankaj Vohra’s article No one’s an outsider here (February 11), it is a shame that the Congress-led government in Maharashtra failed to make Marathi the official language in the courts and stop the influx of non-Marathis into Mumbai. Raj Thackeray’s recent comments cannot be discarded because middle-class Marathis are unhappy as most jobs are being taken by people from UP and Bihar.
The Maharashtra government’s failure to contain the goons of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena is politically motivated. And, why are the PM and Sonia Gandhi not making any comment on the issue?
With reference to the editorial Victims who’ve vanished (February 11), the arrest of kidney kingpin Amit Kumar will solve the mystery behind the international illegal organ-trading racket. A special court must be set up to try Kumar. This case should also encourage people to donate organs.
Legislators also at fault
With reference to the editorial For us, no rule rules (February 9), there have been many instances when authorities have failed to take necessary action against the offenders. Often, lawmakers try to protect lawbreakers as the sealing case has shown.
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