Talk less, do more should be Team Anna’s motto
Prashant Bhushan’s remark on Kashmir corroborates his shortsightedness. Which is why Barkha Dutt’s defence of Bhushan, in her article Argue your case (Third Eye, October 15), is perplexing. Being a civil society activist doesn’t give Bhushan the right to issue irresponsible statements on a politically sensitive issue like Kashmir. When the Constitution doesn’t have a provision for a plebiscite, how can Bhushan, a learned lawyer, support a plebiscite on Kashmir? Bhushan and other members of Team Anna should not shoot their mouths off on every issue just to stay in the limelight.
SK Shah, via email
No takers for Advani’s spin on it
Thankfully, Namita Bhandare sees through the façade of rath yatras, which our politicians use to fulfil their political ambitions (Ab bus karo, please! Another Day, October 15). Senior BJP LK Advani is foolishly expecting that his ongoing yatra will help reinvent the party’s image. The truth is he is concerned only about his future in the party and not about the BJP’s future. If Advani expects people to believe that the Congress is the only party that’s corrupt, then he’s mistaken.
MPS Chadha, Mohali
Money is where their mouths are
Kalpana Kochhar’s Fortifying our future (October 20) is a timely and relevant piece. But the photograph of a malnourished child in Madhya Pradesh carried with the article should not have been used. It’s a deliberate attempt to malign the image of a progressive state. In fact, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has initiated several welfare schemes for poor children that tackle the problem of malnutrition. There is strong political will at the state level to combat malnutrition.
Sanjay Saksena, Deputy Director (PR), Madhya Pradesh Information Centre, Delhi