The Congress will have to mend its ways to win the 2014 elections
With reference to Pankaj Vohra's article A difficult road ahead (May 22), the writer rightly states that it is not going to be easy for the Congress in the 2014 general elections. Over the years, regional parties have become stronger and their support has become essential for the party at the Centre. Today, the Congress is directionless. If it wants to win the 2014 elections, the party will have to take some strong decisions and also show that it can deliver. The senior Congress leadership must also take measures to reach out to people and interact with party workers, if it wants their full support.
--PK Srivastava, via email
Go for persuasion, not coercion
This is with reference to the editorial Counting the hidden pennies (Our Take, May 22). Is the government really keen to unearth black money that has been stashed abroad? I don't think that enough efforts are being made by the tax authorities to get to the bottom of the issue. The tax authorities must ensure that all expensive transactions are done only after all parties involved in it furnish their PAN details. Persuasion rather than coercion should be the mantra to control black money.
--Subhash Vaid, via email
India doesn't want the UPA again
The Hindustan Times-C Fore Survey (Young India wants a young PM, May 20) does not reflect the true sentiments of the youth. Forget Rahul Gandhi, nobody wants the UPA government to return to power in 2014 because it has mismanaged the economy and the country. And what has Rahul Gandhi done so far for the people of India that they should vote for him? As things stand today, voters can only hope to get a sincere leader who can lead India out of this mess.
--Ashok Puri, via email
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