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Misgovernance in UP

Mayawati, true to her character, took the BJP and the media to task for maligning her name in the Taj Corridor case, but steered clear of naming the Cong.

india Updated: Jun 11, 2007 00:30 IST

Misgovernance in UP

Apropos of the report Thanks to governor, Maya is off the hook in Taj case (June 6), UP Governor TV Rajeswar has performed the role he was expected to. Mayawati, true to her character, took the BJP and the media to task for maligning her name in the Taj Corridor case. But she steered clear of naming the Congress. What a sham.

Samir Banerjee, Delhi

II

The UP Governor’s role in letting Mayawati off the hook suggests a shameless misuse of the gubernatorial office. The CBI moved only after being whipped by the Supreme Court, thus shattering the myths about the impartiality of the agency. Any chances of the truth prevailing were scuttled by the Governor only to please his mentors in Delhi. If this is what the Governor’s office is all about, it is time to abolish this ornamental post.

Piyush Gupta, Mohali

Border faultlines

Apropos of Vikram Sood’s article Border line case (June 7), it would be unfair to history to say that ‘it was a mistake to have halted our troops at Uri and Gurez in 1948’. The situation in Kashmir and all over India would have been vitiated by refugee influx and other problems. So our rulers decided on a ceasefire and sought UN help. Though Pakistani intervention in Kashmir was illegal, it was also uncertain whether our troops entered Kashmir before or after the document of annexation was signed by Maharaja Hari Singh, which made Kashmir an integral part of India.

Naval Langa, Ahmedabad

II

Pakistan-China strategy indicates a deep-rooted conspiracy against India. Keeping in mind ‘once bitten, twice shy’, India should remain on guard.

PP Talwar, via e-mail

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