Mere tokenism will not help the government save money
With reference to Dump tokenism (Quick Edit, October 10), I don’t think anyone will be impressed if Veerappa Moily and others use public transport or a carpool to commute to office. If these politicians are really serious about cutting costs, they should limit the number of vehicles in their cavalcade. The misuse of official vehicles for personal use should be stopped. Such vehicles, and the government staff attached to them, should not run errands like going to the market or picking up children from schools for ministers and senior bureaucrats.
MA Haque, Gurgaon
Narendra Modi should present his blueprint for a better India
With reference to Sagarika Ghose’s We don’t need a saffron UPA (Bloody Mary, October 9), Gujarat chief minister and BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi should understand that by building a statue of Sardar Patel that is taller than the Statue of Liberty the problems India is facing will not vanish. With every passing day life for the common citizen is becoming harder. Corruption, unemployment, price rise and many other issues plague us. Modi should spell out his plans to address these issues. Bashing the government for its lapses is one thing and suggesting a blueprint for a better India is another.
Asif Ali, via email
Why focus on Modi when there are other leaders to choose from?
With reference to Vir Sanghvi’s Modi’s filling the vacuum (October 10), it seems a planned attempt is being made to sell the Modi story to subtly impact the minds of the Indian electorate, which finds nothing substantive in what Narendra Modi or his party are claiming. While it is true that there is much disillusionment with the ruling dispensation, people living in various states do not identify with the so-called Modi model. They have umpteen choices among regional leaders who are no less in stature, and have done extremely well in their areas of influence.
Kiran Yadav, Uttar Pradesh