Lack of evidence of involvement does not absolve Rajiv Gandhi
This refers to the report Bofors ghost in Parliament, both Houses disrupted (April 27). We have already spent a huge amount of taxpayers' money to probe the Bofors case and have also wasted productive days in Parliament. The Congress has also not denied the version of former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom (photograph above). Though there's no direct evidence of former PM Rajiv Gandh's involvement in the case, it is also true that he did nothing to prevent the cover-up. But shouldn't taking no action against the corrupt be also seen as corruption?
S Ramachandran, via email
We must support the 'crazy four'
Samar Halarnkar in his article Sukma's distant snow (Maha Bharat, April 26) clearly brings out how some of our young bureaucrats are doing everything possible to reach out to those who have been ignored by the government's fancy schemes. It is the efforts of such people which keep the hopes alive for all those who have been left out of the government's ambit. The government should make sure that these efforts are not frustrated due to political shortcomings. And we can take some inspiration from the 'crazy four' and pledge our support for them.
Mridula Pandey, Delhi
It's not a paid family holiday
With reference to Vivek Katju's article It's not a travel bug (April 26), though foreign visits by political leaders are critical for developing good relations with other countries, it does not mean that the leaders always have to take their family members with them. President Pratibha Patil's term is coming to an end and she should be conscious of her legacy. Rinki Popli, Delhi