For the sake of transparency, break the silence Mr PM
Sagarika Ghose’s article Silence is not golden (Bloody Mary, March 9) highlights the communication gap between UPA 2 and the people. In America and Britain, politicians make an effort to understand people’s problems and explain the government’s policies and decisions to them. This brings transparency and accountability to their systems. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must also ensure transparency in governance and be answerable to people.
Raj Sharma, Indore
Saying sorry is not enough
Pankaj Vohra in his article PM redeems his image (Between Us, March 7) sings the praises of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Accepting his mistakes and apologising alone doesn’t absolve Singh. Be it inflation, the 2G scam, mismanagement in the Commonwealth Games or the appointment of the CVC, the government has failed to take the right decisions.
Dinesh Saxena, Delhi
A matter of life and death
With reference to the editorial The last rights of staying alive (Our Take, March 9), not all terminally-ill patients are Aruna Shanbaug and not all nurses are as good as those at KEM hospital. Euthanasia should be allowed for those patients who have little chances of any quality of life. It’s a sensitive issue and the law can be misused. Therefore, decisions on allowing mercy killing should be taken on a case-by-case basis.
Jayalakshmi Chellappa, via email