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The 2G spectrum scam has proved that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is not as innocent as the nation believes him to be. It has brought to light Singh's ineptitude as the head of the State and raised questions about his integrity.

india Updated: Nov 23, 2010 21:27 IST

Prime minister shouldn't forget that silence suggests consent
The 2G spectrum scam has proved that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is not as innocent as the nation believes him to be. It has brought to light Singh's ineptitude as the head of the State and raised questions about his integrity. Singh should issue a public statement if he really doesn't have anything to hide. His silence is sending out a wrong message and doing more harm than good to his image.
Karan Thakur, via email

An avoidable error
This refers to the report Bihar cops ignore bomb, blast kills 8 (November 22). The incident is tragic and highlights the careless attitude of the Bihar police. It's human negligence at its worst as the accident could have been avoided. The irony is that the police ended up executing the Naxalites' plan, which they were trying to foil.
Manjari Malviya, Dehradun

They are all Indians first
Congratulations to Doordarshan for its extensive coverage of the ongoing XVI Asian Games. However, the telecast is marred by weak commentary. Instead of referring to our athletes as Indians, the commentators insist on mentioning their respective states. One wonders if our players are playing for national or state glory?
Tushar Kumar, via email

Roy should take up arms
This refers to the report Naxals are patriots: Arundhati (November 22). The author-turned-social-activist seems to infer that the majority of Indians, who are not Naxalites or their supporters, are unpatriotic. Does it also mean that the Naxalites kill people out of patriotism? Roy goes on to add that the insurgents are fighting "to keep the country from falling apart". If this is true then she should also join the Naxalites, take up arms and contribute towards national 'welfare'.
Amba Charan Vashishth, via email