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india Updated: Feb 13, 2012 23:30 IST

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Why is the Congress government hiding those Emergency files?

With reference to the editorial Ignorance isn’t always bliss (Our Take, February 11), it’s surprising that the Prime Minister’s Office is misleading the nation by stating that certain documents regarding the Emergency can’t be traced. The Emergency was not only one of the darkest chapters in the history of India but also a slap in the face of democracy. The fact that the Congress-led UPA government is not willing to make the documents public implies that it is trying to hide its past wrongs. Every Indian has the right to know what transpired between the then prime minister and the president of India during the dark period.
Man Mohan Bhatia, Delhi

Lawmaker turns lawbreaker

This refers to the report EC censure for Khurshid (February 10). Salman Khurshid is making a mistake by going against the Election Commis-sion’s (EC) directives. Being the law minister, Khurshid should have known the rules set by the poll panel better than any other minister in his party. He should have handled the issue maturely. He must now tender an apology to the poll panel before the latter takes a strong action against him and the Congress.
Amit Bhandari, Delhi

The UPA’s got the wrong numbers

This refers to the editorial Our worst nightmare (The Pundit, February 10). Some recent media reports suggest that India’s GDP would grow at less than 7%. It’s astonishing that for so long the leading economists of India, which include the prime minister, the finance minister and the Reserve Bank of India governor, gave us the wrong figure of 9%. This means that UPA 2 formulated its policies in a rush, without taking into account the global economic trends.
Devraj, via email