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india Updated: Oct 18, 2012 22:40 IST

Kejriwal can give the UPA and the NDA a run for their money in 2014
The editorial The air cover's no longer there (Our Take, October 16) presents an accurate analysis of the current political situation in India. I wholeheartedly support Arvind Kejriwal's anti-corruption movement, which has so far been successful. Today, millions of Indians support Kejriwal because they believe that his yet-to-be-named party will definitely give the UPA and the NDA a run for their money in the 2014 elections. Those who argue that Kejriwal cannot win elections just by pointing fingers at others are trying to discourage him. Kejriwal must not get bogged down by such criticism.
RK Maheshwari, via email

Leaving the poor out in the cold
This refers to the report Winter ahead, HC wants details on night shelters (October 17). Every year, around this time, the Delhi High Court has to remind the state government to set up night shelters for the poor. And every year, the government either builds temporary shelters or distributes blankets among the poor. Why can't it find a lasting solution to the problem by building permanent night shelters? And why does it need an order from the court to fulfil its responsibility towards the underprivileged?
Reeta Malhotra, via email

Too many half truths here
I disagree with Garga Chatterjee's views in her article A failure of imagination (October 16). If colleges and universities in West Bengal are not up to the mark, then the writer must explain why some of them are ranked among the best in the country. Also, the healthcare system in the state is not half as bad as Chatterjee says it is.
Sushmita Chatterjee, via email