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india Updated: May 20, 2011 22:27 IST

Didi's dream's come true, now she must tackle grim reality
This refers to Mukul Kesavan's article Turn, turn, turn (May 14). After her decade-long struggle against the Left Front in Bengal, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has finally realised her dream of bringing 'paribartan' to the state. Her emphatic victory in the recently-concluded assembly elections confirms that the people of Bengal were also tired of Left rule and wanted a change. As the state's new chief minister, the Trinamool Congress chief must live up to the expectations of the people and try to ensure efficient and transparent governance.
Sahir Ansari Rafi, Malad

The Left has lost power in Kerala and West Bengal while the DMK has paid the price for corruption in Tamil Nadu. The victory of Mamata Banerjee and J Jayalalithaa proves that politicians can't take people for granted.
Bhagwan B Thadani, Mumbai

Carried away by small gains
With reference to Najeeb Jung's article Rejoining the halves (May 19), the writer seems to have got carried away by the separatist-led propaganda in Kashmir. It's true that the Centre and state government have been making attempts to bring the Kashmiri Pandits back to the state. But the victory of one Kashmiri Pandit in a panchayat election after 33 years is not enough to restore confidence among other members of the community. Instead of exalting over Aasha Jee's victory, Jung should have asked for justice for the Pandits.
Aditya Raj Kaul, via email