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india Updated: Nov 15, 2011 23:38 IST
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Mayawati hasn’t done much for UP, she will pay for this in 2012

With reference to the report Criminals are rulers in Mayaland, says Rahul (November 15), it is true that no development has taken place in Uttar Pradesh during BSP president and chief minister Mayawati’s rule. There are no good hospitals and roads in the rural areas of the state. Even though crores are being spent on constructing new roads and maintaining the old ones, nothing much has changed. This is because the contractor lobby along with bureaucrats and politicians are pocketing the funds. The chief minister is only concerned about her Dalit votebank. If Mayawati wants to come back to power in 2012, she must change her governance plan.
Vijay Gautam, via email

Weed out the sticky issues
The controversy over the removal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (Afspa) from certain parts of J&K is an unnecessary one (Omar seeks PM’s support on Afspa, November 15). The differences between the state government and the Army are understandable, but the issue should be solved with mutual consultations. More importantly, the Centre must hammer out a solution.
RJ Khurana, via email

Vocational training a must
Abhijit Banerjee’s article Learning curbs (The Poverty Line, November 14), while an uneducated person has to face problems throughout his life, society also pays heavily for such people. But a good development is that even the poorest of the poor in the country has finally realised that education is key to economic growth. But instead of just providing education, we should also impart vocational training.
Sita Naik, Gurgaon

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