Dealing with thorny issues, our politicians don’t get bouquets
Salman Khurshid’s article Unless ye be judged (June3) rightly highlights the ordeals a political leader, particularly those suffered by members of a ruling establishment. People often pin high hopes on their elected representatives, but all of these cannot be fulfilled. This often adversely affects the credibility of a leader. Moreover, a trial by the media has become par for the course for politicians. To paraphrase William Shakespeare, the course of a political career never did run smooth.
Azhar A Khan, via email
The combat is on for us
With reference to Harinder Baweja’s article The dark side of a very red moon (June 3), it is a flawed argument that Naxals are fighting for the rights of the tribals. Naxal leaders are hindering development in affected areas to further their vested interests. It is sad that the at the Centre and in our states are trying to soft-pedal the fight against red terror. We desperately need to tackle this swiftly growing menace of Naxalism.
MC Joshi, Lucknow
Evolve a fine balance
With reference to the editorial Now a change for the better (Our Take, June 1), it is undeniable that the need of the hour is good governance and crucial economic reforms. The government has made a good start by slashing the prices of petrol and diesel and cutting down on the subsidies on petroleum products. The government can neither afford to ignore investor sentiments nor succumb to populism. It is time the government walked the extra mile and introduced more such reforms to boost economic growth.
Komal Jain, Bhopal