It is ridiculous of Rahul Gandhi (My family divided Pakistan, April 16), to make statements that embarrass not only the Congress but the government. He is expected to promote and revive the Congress in UP and not the Gandhi family. He should realise in order to retain power at the Centre, the Congress must regain lost ground in UP, over and above all else.
Paramjit S Kochar
Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on his family’s dynastic rule show the Congress’ bankruptcy of ideas. His lack of political sense is reason enough to recall him from campaigning. His mother should see the writing on the wall. Instead of promoting the Gandhi name, the younger generation of MPs in the Congress must take over the party’s reins to promote the Congress, not the Gandhi family.
Rahul Gandhi will continue making such statements and Congressmen will go on defending him. What else can they do for they are bereft of thought, except to follow the Gandhi family blindly. If he says India was discovered by the Gandhis, the sycophants will agree.
Kashmir on a platter
AG Noorani’s diatribe Count the zigzags (April 16) against the BJP is uncalled for. Atal Bihari Vajpayee initiated the dialogue process and Kashmir had free and fair elections in his tenure. Noorani should avoid espousing the cause of Pakistan, which illegally holds large part of Kashmir.
The negative attitude of the Indian government has brought the nuclear deal with the US to a collapse. The Bush administration has gone public with its frustration on the issue. If the deal fails, the fault will lie with the Indian Prime Minister.