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india Updated: Sep 29, 2012 01:07 IST

Implement economic reforms only if they benefit the poorest

This refers to Gopalkrishna Gandhi’s article I’ll say it my way (Incidentally, September 22). His analysis of the existing economic situation in the country, especially after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s address to the nation defending the recent economic decisions, was informative for lay people who are still divided over them. His hypothetical description of the aam aadmi inside or outside the dividing fence of the economy was clever. The UPA government must keep in mind these words of Mahatma Gandhi before implementing the reforms: “Recall the face of the poorest and weakest man you have seen, and ask yourself if this step you contemplate is going to be any use to him.”
Rajat Kant, via email


Modi is NDA’s best bet for PM
This refers to CP Bhambhri’s article Great power, great responsibility (September 27). The fact that millions of netizens chatted with Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s on Google Plus Hangout shows that they have moved on since the 2002 riots. This could not have been possible had Modi not delivered on his promise of all round development of the state and not ensured a free and fair trial in all the cases related to the Gujarat riots. Modi is NDA’s best bet for the prime minister’s post.
Mulkhraj Virmani, via email

We too can make a difference
This refers to Pathik Pathak’s article Just maintain the momentum (Septe-mber 26). It is undeniable that Aamir Khan’s television show Satyamev Jayate must catalyse a social movement and become the change-maker. However, instead of expecting a television show team to work for society’s welfare, we, in our individual capacities too should contribute towards it.
MC Joshi, Lucknow