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The entire country, including Barkha Dutt, is accusing Gujarat CM Narendra Modi for not condemning the 2002 Godhra carnage or meeting the riot-affected families.

india Updated: Sep 23, 2011 23:02 IST

It's one rule for the Congress but quite another for Modi
The entire country, including Barkha Dutt, is accusing Gujarat CM Narendra Modi for not condemning the 2002 Godhra carnage or meeting the riot-affected families (Only half the truth, Third Eye, September 17). But why isn't anyone, including the media, questioning the Congress for its involvement in the 1984 Sikh riots? Let's not judge Modi by his past. We should give Modi a chance to reinvent his image.
OP Tandon, via email

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Every politician seems to be following in the footsteps of Anna Hazare, whose fast in Delhi helped him win massive public support. But, thankfully, people did not pay attention to Gujarat Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela's fast, which was in response to Modi's 'Sadbhavna Mission'. Vaghela's fast, as Dutt rightly states, shows the bankruptcy of ideas on the part of the Grand Old Party.
Medha, Arya, via email

Morality's nothing to do with it
This refers to Arpita Das's article Misplaced morality in Manipur (September 17). Everybody has a right to make choices about their lives. Why are people making a hue and cry over Irom Sharmila having a boyfriend? Who says that a social activist is not allowed to be in a romantic relationship or that having a boyfriend makes a woman 'immoral'?
Satya Prakash, Jamshedpur

A regrettably short memory
With reference to Namita Bhandare's article A loss of memory (Another Day, September 17), it's disheartening that while some politicians take pride in building statues of themselves, no political party seems to care about building a memorial for the soldiers and people who lost their lives in various terror attack across the nation.
Giriwar Nandan Prasad, via email