Abhishek Singhvi in Picking on nothing (August 16) has generalised the example of Manikrao Gavit who is an exception among legislators. For winning majority support, candidates have to humour all sections by making false promises, using ambivalent language, roping in student leaders and playing with people’s emotions. The massive amount as well as the methods of collection of funds are unlawful. We need a complete overhaul of our political system.
Some top nuclear scientists who were involved in the build-up of India’s nuclear might have raised apprehensions about the Indo-US nuclear deal. President Abdul Kalam has also laid stress on domestic uranium mining and harnessing of country’s vast thorium resources to build our own uranium and thorium-based reactors to enable us to be self-reliant in nuclear energy. The questions raised by nuclear scientists and the President’s ‘nuclear advice’ must be addressed.
The centre should not keep the Opposition and the Left in the dark over the nuclear deal. All issues of national importance should be resolved through debate.
In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh didn’t mention a single word about the brave jawans who man our borders. What a shame!
We are not free
Independence is only for those living a prosperous life, the inhabitants of ‘India Shining’. But what about the rest of the people, the majority, who are still deprived of the basic needs and the fundamental rights that we talk so much about?
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