The BJP must realise that stalling Parliament is counterproductive
This refers to the report BJP fury may derail monsoon lawmaking (August 24). By paralysing parliamentary proceedings, the BJP has proved that it’s not a responsible Opposition. The impasse will add to people’s disenchantment with the polity. The BJP should realise that both the government and the Opposition are responsible for the smooth functioning of Parliament. Therefore, the two should engage in informed debate and discussion for the benefit of the common man.
HD Sharma, via email
Rain brings pain to Delhi
This refers to the editorial Going under can be a drain (Our Take, August 23). Every year it takes just a few hours of rain to expose the pathetic condition of Delhi’s infrastructure. From reeling under waterlogging to heavy traffic on the roads, the monsoon has become synonymous with problems for Delhiites. The fact that the New Delhi Municipal Council failed to file a status report on the measures it has taken to prevent waterlogging shows that it’s not prepared to tackle the rains this year too.
Ramesh Sinha, via email
Not flagging the right issues
This refers to the editorial Wear it on our sleeves (The Pundit, August 23). Rather than get angry about Shah Rukh Khan allegedly disrespecting the tricolour, we should feel ashamed of the fact that India has millions of malnourished children, thousands of farmers commit suicide every year while grains are left to rot and corruption is rampant in the country. It’s high time we stopped reducing patriotism to tokenism.
Susmita Chatterjee, via email