Pankaj Vohra in Back to the politics of hatred (December 10) is right in asserting that the situation in Gujarat turned in Modi’s favour after he brought up the Sohrabuddin issue. Sometimes, even a dead issue can come handy and help someone turn a losing battle into victory. It seems that Modi’s politics of hatred will again come as a boon to him.
RL Pathak, Delhi
EC does it
Sonia Gandhi’s statement cannot be justified. The Election Commission should not be biased and if it thinks anybody has violated the code of conduct, it should take strict action against the offender. In this context, Modi’s speeches should also be investigated in the interests of fair elections in Gujarat.
Sachin Bharadwaj, Delhi
The Election Commission is fully justified in issuing a notice to Sonia Gandhi in view of her remark targeting the Gujarat government, and the Chief Minister in particular. She cannot be allowed to violate the model code of conduct and all rules and regulations should apply to her too. Her comments are in no way better than the comments directed against her by the BJP. The EC is right in equating the situation in Gujarat to a street brawl.
Ranjana Manchanda, via e-mail
Apropos of the editorial In a selective mode (December 10), the decline in the country’s sex ratio should shame us all. The ban on pre-natal sex determination tests is being openly flouted by doctors. The unending saga of female foeticide also speaks volumes for the government’s apathy towards the girl child. The only way to eradicate this evil is to start educating the public that daughters are equal to sons and deserve the same opportunities in every field.
Pranjali Gangwar, via e-mail
Hyde and seek
Can the Prime Minister make the US clear all the doubts and concerns raised by the Left on the nuclear deal? Without this, the government will find it tough to convince the people.
Keshav Prasad, via e-mail