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This refers to the editorial He's not about to fade away (Our Take, June 2). I agree with senior BJP leader LK Advani's view that the party has failed to take advantage of the fact that people are upset with the UPA.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2012 21:04 IST

LK Advani should retreat with grace, not stir things up like this
This refers to the editorial He's not about to fade away (Our Take, June 2). I agree with senior BJP leader LK Advani's view that the party has failed to take advantage of the fact that people are upset with the UPA. However, it seems that the reason behind Advani's sudden outburst is his inability to stop party president Nitin Gadkari from succumbing to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on the Sanjay Joshi issue. Instead of working towards resolving petty disputes among various party members, a seasoned politician like Advani decided to settle his scores with Gadkari. He is certainly doing a disservice to the party that has helped him rise to his present position.
Bidyut Kumar Chatterjee, Faridabad

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Advani could have raised these issues at the party's executive meeting. Instead, he chose to publish his grievances on his blog. This proves that his remarks are more in self-interest than for the greater good of the party.
N Ramamurthy, via email

There're two sides to a coin
The editorial A disservice to the service (Our Take, May 31 ) was biased against former Army Chief VK Singh, perhaps because he made caustic remarks against the media recently. It's true that the general overreacted on the issue of his age. There was no need for him to have taken the matter to the Supreme Court. However, there's nothing wrong about the general writing a letter to the prime minister, informing him about threats to the nation. It seems that someone wants to malign the former army chief's reputation. A one-sided commentary by a leading newspaper will only add fuel to the fire.
AK Chaturvedi, via email