The Centre’s silence over the telecom scam doesn’t ring true
Rajeev Chandrasekhar in A false ring to it (May 18) rightly exposes the nexus among successive telecom ministers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) and bureaucrats, who are siphoning off taxpayers' money under the guise of providing world-class facilities to consumers. The government’s silence on the matter is surprising. It should immediately constitute a committee to investigate Telecom Minister A. Raja’s (photo above) alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam.
Mukesh C. Gupta, Delhi
They’re the easiest targets
I agree with Rajdeep Sardesai’s views on English-speaking, sophisticated and farsighted ministers like Shashi Tharoor and Jairam Ramesh, as stated in No closed-door policy (Beyond The Byte, May 14). Ramesh’s comments on the external affairs ministry’s failed policies and Tharoor’s alleged involvement in the IPL controversy are unwarranted. But so is Telecom Minister A. Raja’s involvement in the 2G spectrum scam and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar’s role in the IPL scam. But, unfortunately, Tharoor and Ramesh are the only ones who have got the flak from the government. Such partiality will lead to more problems for the government. Anand Mohan Hans, Delhi
Time to reveal the iron fist
The Naxals’ act of killing around 40 people by blowing up a private bus in Dantewada is appalling. The repeated strikes by the insurgents show that they’re getting stronger by the day. The home minister should realise that military action, and not false promises, is required to contain the Naxals, who are now targeting civilians too.
N.R. Ramachandran, Ooty