Advani should not get involved in the party’s daily affairs
With reference to the report Advani prefers Chouhan to Modi (June 2), it is ridiculous on the part of senior BJP leader LK Advani to speak openly against Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, thus inviting criticism from the party workers and shaking their confidence. Advani seems to be favouring Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan only to sideline Modi and Rajnath Singh. Interestingly, not very long ago, Advani was praising Modi for his good governance. It seems on seeing Modi’s popularity rise, Advani has decided to sing a different tune. By doing so, the octogenarian is only harming his own image as a senior leader of the party.
Sanjeev Kumar Singh, via email
Past as a reference point
Gopalkrishna Gandhi’s view in A haunting memory (Incidentally, June 1) could not have come at a better time. Karma’s killing is condemnable in the harshest terms. However, the larger issue of VIP security at the cost of security for the common man should not be lost in this argument. The article vividly describes the strength of moral values both in the past and the present. This will help the public make an informed choice and also help in settling scandals and plugging the loopholes in our security systems.
Abhishek Kumar, via email
Gandhi correctly points out how we Indians have brought morality and accountability to a new low. Today, dedication is missing at all levels. The prominent example is that of BCCI president N Srinivasan who finds half-baked measures to retain power. It is very sad that cricket today is associated with money-launderers, spot-fixing, cheerleaders, etc. It no longer can be called a gentleman’s game.
A Datta Mazoomder, Delhi