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The fact that even the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh and the Congress government at the Centre are not on the same page about the creation of Telangana clearly suggests that concerns of the people of Seemandhra remain unaddressed.

india Updated: Oct 09, 2013 23:24 IST

The decision to bifurcate Andhra is a serious political miscalculation
With reference to the editorial, A case of really poor management (Our Take, October 8), the fact that even the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh N Kiran Kumar Reddy and the Congress government at the Centre are not on the same page about the creation of Telangana clearly suggests that concerns of the people of Seemandhra remain unaddressed.

After the death of YS Rajasekhara Reddy, the Congress saw its state unit slipping out of its hands. There-fore, in a state of panic, the party snubbed Jagan Mohan Reddy and eventually announced its decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh. The Congress forgot to take into account that Hyderabad would be the real bone of contention. The decision on Telangana is a case of political miscalculation.
Bal Govind, via email

A potential Third Front is still a non-starter and lacks cohesion
With reference to the editorial Every one is a ‘prime minister’ (Our Take, October 9), Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is right in saying that neither the Congress nor the BJP will win enough seats to form a government. However, his analysis is borne out of his aspirations to become prime minister.

But this doesn’t mean that a Third Front will emerge. With multiple leaders pulling in different directions and every one harbouring the ambition to become PM, the idea of a Third front is still a non-starter. As political experts are predicting a hung Parliament, it is possible that the Congress could play the king-maker after the 2014 elections.
Surendra Deo Sahay, via email

Modi must realise that rhetoric will not solve the voters’ problems
With reference to the article We don’t need a saffron UPA (Bloody Mary, October 9), Sagarika Ghose has rightly said that by merely pointing out the shortcomings of the UPA government, Narendra Modi is not doing anybody any good. His criticism needs to be backed with remedial measures which unfortunately Modi has not been speaking about. Modi must realise that rhetoric will not solve problems. Voters need solutions to real problems.
Pramod Srivastava, via email