Punish the corrupt, no matter which party they belong to
With reference to the editorial No exit from this mine shaft (Our Take, July 23), Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde's indictment of the state's chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and some of his Cabinet colleagues for the mining scam has left him completely cornered. No wonder then that politicians are against a strong and effective watchdog against corruption, given there are skeletons in every party's cupboard. Thankfully, the people of India have realised their responsibility. Helped by people who can organise campaigns against corruption, the crooks who have been looting the country can be called to account.
RJ Khurana, Bhopal
On the road to perdition
Najeeb Jung's article Down a treacherous path (July 22) is an interesting analysis of the political situation prevailing in Pakistan. The basis for reating Pakistan was hatred against the Hindu majority. Initiated by Mohammad Ali Jinnah, it is being followed by his successors even today. Pakistan has been ruled by the army, directly or by proxy, for a major part of its existence. It should now concentrate on the path of development so that proper economic uplift can take place in the country.
Devendra Kaushik, Delhi
Not in the right spirit
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's remark, 'I can sacrifice my life, but not my word' (July 22) while addressing her supporters was praiseworthy. But the presence of so many movie stars, dancing and singing on the podium, did not look appropriate given that July 21, or Martyrs' Day, is a day of mourning and remembrance for the party.
NK Das Gupta, Kolkata