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The UPA must remember that the SP and BSP are nobody’s friends

india Updated: Dec 09, 2012 21:55 IST

The UPA must remember that the SP and BSP are nobody’s friends

This refers to the editorial Government:1 Opposition:0 (Our Take, December 6). The UPA may have won the FDI vote in both Houses, but does it realise that now the government depends heavily on parties like the SP and BSP? Sooner or later, these two parties will show their true colours by asking the government for favours in return for their support in Parliament. It’s also interesting to note that the motion to oppose FDI in retail was defeated in both Houses despite the fact that a majority of the parties are against it. This demonstrates the hypocrisy of our MPs.
Lalit Ambardar, Delhi

Focus on sports, not power
The editorial Not playing by the rules at all (Our Take, December 7) highlights the arrogance of the officials of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). They should realise that not complying with the charter of the International Olympic Committee is not an option for them. The IOA officials’ greed for power will prove detrimental to the careers of our athletes, who won’t be able to participate in international sporting events under the Indian flag till the ban on the association is lifted.
Sharda Bhargav, via email

Killed for defending his child
The editorial No country for women (December 7) highlights how some politicians misuse power. It is shameful that an Akali Dal leader killed a policeman who was trying to protect his daughter from being harassed. Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal must tender a public apology and ensure that the guilty are punished.
RJ Khurana, Bhopal