This refers to the editorial Left behind on the shelf (Our Take, May 16). Though the editorial takes into account most of the factors that have gone into the downfall of the Left, it didn’t mention an important point: the CPI(M)’s decision of expelling Somnath Chatterjee. The former speaker of the Lok Sabha was right in not casting his vote and remaining neutral in a Parliament vote in 2008. Though it may look minor, his expulsion from the party has also contributed to the Left’s fall over the years.
BM Agrawal, via email
Pakistan’s Pasha of terrorism
Ahmad Shuja Pasha, the director-general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has offered to resign for the failure of the ISI to predict America’s Operation Geronimo. The Pakistan government should accept his resignation, as Pasha has played a big role in turning the ISI into a terrorist-friendly organisation. There is enough evidence to prove its involvement in the 26/11 attacks and in nurturing terror groups like al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Tayyeba. People like Pasha are also responsible for fuelling anti-India sentiment in Pakistan.
Rajendra K Aneja, Dubai
These women mean business
The editorial The feminine Fab Four (The Pundit, May 16) eloquently describes the four women chief ministers of India. Call them Amma, Didi or grandmother, the fact is that they have proved themselves to be good rulers. They are focused on the development of their respective states and working for the welfare of the common man, rather than getting involved in controversies.
RL Pathak, Delhi