To avoid trouble in the IPL, our netas must leave the crease
With reference to the editorial Poor deliveries in the game (Our Take, May 21), cricket is facing a crisis of credibility thanks to the various controversies the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is mired in. The recent cases of some players allegedly involved in spot-fixing and molestation are bad news for the future of the sport. Complaints about financial irregularities and the rampant use of black money in the IPL are neither new nor surprising since a majority of the participating teams are owned - directly or indirectly - by politicians. To salvage the situation, we must ban netas from administering any sports bodies.
N Ramamurthy, Chennai
Act at once or repent later
The Hindustan Times-C fore Survey (May 20) makes an objective assessment of UPA 2's performance, which is unarguably below par. It sends out a clear message to the government that to win the 2014 general elections, it must take some bold initiatives and open up foreign direct investment in retail, revisit the land acquisition law and constitute a tough anti-terror body. If people want Rahul Gandhi to lead the next government, the Congress should declare him as its prime ministerial candidate for 2014.
ML Yadav, Alwar
In our interest to cut interest rates
With reference to the report Cost of living hits the roof, shop-end prices rise 10.3% (May 19), food inflation has been steadily increasing from last year. This is not allowing the Reserve Bank of India to cut interest rates to stimulate industrial growth. The finance minister keeps blaming the global meltdown for the financial mess instead of reviewing the government's policies.
S Kamat, Goa