The fight against FDI has nothing to do with political ideologies
With reference to the editorial Losing the high moral ground (Our Take, September 24), the media is overreacting to the coming together of the BJP and the CPI(M) during the recent Bharat bandh. Both parties are fighting against the UPA's recent decision to allow FDI in the retail and aviation sectors. They protested for a just cause and for the benefit of the aam aadmi. Their protest didn't have anything to do with the two parties' ideologies. In fact, the bonhomie between the two parties is welcome, as it will put more pressure on the government to take their protest seriously.
Bal Govind, Noida
The aam aadmi is not impressed
With reference to the report Middle-class pays the price for inflation (September 24), the government has recently taken many measures that it claims will attract foreign investment, generate employment, improve the life of farmers etc. But the common man is not interested in the GDP figures. His biggest worry is how to fight inflation and make both ends meet. The prime minister failed to convince the aam aadmi through his address to the nation. Even the Opposition's recent all-India bandh failed. The common man has been let down once again.
S Ramachandran, via email
Mulayam isn't like other politicos
This refers to the report Mulayam runs with the hare, hunts with hound (Sept-ember 24). Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav seems to be a practical politician. He supported UPA 1 during the Indo-US nuclear deal but has protested against UPA 2's decision on FDI. Unlike a majority of politicians, Yadav seems to put national interest above personal benefit.
Manohar Lal, via email
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