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With reference to the report Gen Jacob blows away Sam Bahadur myth (April 30), Jacob should have made public his views while field marshal Sam Manekshaw was alive and could have presented his side of the story too.

india Updated: May 02, 2011 23:01 IST

It's easy to attack Sam Bahadur now that he's no more
With reference to the report Gen Jacob blows away Sam Bahadur myth (April 30), Jacob should have made public his views while field marshal Sam Manekshaw was alive and could have presented his side of the story too. Spreading rumours now only shows Jacob in a bad light. Manekshaw led the Indian Army to its greatest military victory in 1971. It's unfair to belittle his efforts in such a manner.
Baljit S Grewal, Patiala

A part and parcel of corruption
The editorial It's partisan politics again (Our Take, April 30) rightly mentions that the hullabaloo over the draft report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will further devalue our democratic institutions and tarnish the public image of our elected representatives. The UPA is going out of its way to condemn the draft report, which holds Prime Minister guilty of being a party to the 2G scam. The protests by the UPA ministers on the findings of the PAC go against the UPA's promise to tackle corruption.
MC Joshi, Lucknow

Pool in to safeguard children
The report Five children go missing in capital every day (May 1) is shocking. The police should use the media to seek people's help in nabbing kidnappers. This would speed up the investigation process and also reduce the number of kidnappings significantly.
Manjula Pal, Delhi

Turn to turnkey for results
In his article No more system failures (April 29), Gajendra Haldea rightly states that turnkey contracts in construction activities will go a long way towards curbing corruption, ensuring their timely completion and checking cost over-runs. If the government wants to ensure transparency in the system, it must switch to turnkey contracts at the earliest.
Rajesh Piplani, via email