Praise the Family to earn your keep in today’s skewed Indian system
Rajdeep Sardesai in Surname of the game (Beyond The Bite, March 22) fails to mention why Rahul Gandhi is not keen on becoming the prime minister. It seems he has no qualities to lead a complex and diverse nation. He stands no chance in a debate against leaders like Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi or Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar who are gifted public speakers. Today, the Congress is running the country on the lines of a corrupt industry are shameless sycophants of the Gandhi dynasty.
Ravi Vats, via email
Sardesai rightly highlights that the Congress is confronted with a real possibility of outsourcing the prime ministership of India after the 2014 elections. Rahul Gandhi has all the support of the party to become the prime minister, but has failed to make a mark despite being in active politics for the past 10 years. This leaves party strategists with little choice and they will have to devise methods to prop up a non-Gandhi leader. However, post elections outsourcing the leadership will not work. And that will be good for India.
Satish Gogia, Delhi
Dutt is no babe in the woods
With reference to Markandey Katju’s article Why I am not the Devil’s advocate (March 27), it is sad that people like Katju cannot realise that the cache of arms were brought to Mumbai by people who were on the wrong side of the law. These arms had been concealed in a car cavity that had to be cut and opened. This was done in Sanjay Dutt’s garage. As a premium for his cooperation, Dutt took a few of these weapons. If Dutt had informed the police, and as a responsible citizen he should have, maybe the blasts could have been averted. Given this, how can anyone say that Dutt is innocent?
MK Barua, Delhi