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india Updated: Feb 24, 2012 00:01 IST


UPA leaders cannot rest easy on the Election Commission

With reference to the report Rahul defies Kanpur authority, booked (February 21), some UPA leaders have been consistently violating the Election Commission’s (EC) code of conduct. Be it Salman Khurshid and Beni Prasad Verma offering quotas to Muslims or Rahul Gandhi holding a road show, senior members of the UPA have been taking the EC for granted and making a mockery of the electoral process.
Deepak Chikramane, Mumbai

The policy’s run into turbulence

With reference to the editorial Learn to fly, once again (Our Take, February 22), the government should accept that it mismanaged Air India’s operations and that most, if not all, airlines are in the red because of the Centre’s erroneous policies on the aviation sector. However, Kingfisher has no one else but itself to blame for the mess it is in today. The editorial rightly suggests that the government exits the aviation business and set up an independent auditor, which will allow private players to compete against each other.
Bal Govind, Noida

On the road to disaster

This refers to the editorial Stay sane in your lane (Our Take, February 21). Indians are infamous not only for flouting traffic rules but also take pride in this. Though it’s sad, we must admit that 26-year-old Anukool Rishi, who died in a car crash on Sunday, was driving irresponsibly. The fact that Rishi’s parents didn’t know that he was planning to buy a Lamborghini, which he was test driving when the accident took place, only makes things worse.
Vinode Mohindra, via email

All it takes is a coup

Ayesha Siddiqa’s views in Aiming for the head (The Otherside, February 22) do not hold water. The Pakistani Army doesn’t need the judiciary’s help to unseat the president. It has staged many coups in the past and it can go it alone this time too.
Gautam Chandra, via email