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india Updated: Jul 31, 2011 23:45 IST
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lokpal BILL

All is not lost, there's a way to cure Kalmadi's 'dementia'
I agree with the editorial A memory game (The Pundit, July 28) that our politicians are always selective about what they remember. They usually don't forget the mistakes of rival party ministers, but when it comes to their own misdeeds, they seem to forget everything. Former Commonwealth Games chief Suresh Kalmadi doesn't need medical help to cure his alleged dementia. He will automatically remember everything if the government nominates him to the Olympics organising committee. Will the UPA please oblige?
PK Srivastava, via email

Not the full solution
This refers to Anurag Srivastava's article Inflating anti-inflation (July 29). It is important to note that the prices of perishable items like vegetables are steadily increasing. It is true that a good GDP growth and the government's social welfare schemes have improved our living standards. But inflation is countering this growth. The Reserve Bank of India should realise that increasing interest rates is only one part of the solution. We also need adequate safety nets, which will help us make the most of the apex bank's policy.
R Narayanan, via email

Don't try to fool us, please
With reference to the report PM out of lokpal ambit, Anna says it's cheating (July 29), it's ridiculous that while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in favour of bringing his office under the lokpal's purview, the Cabinet does not agree with him. He could have put his foot down and directed the Cabinet to make the change in the draft bill if he really wanted to. Anna Hazare is right in saying that the Cabinet is cheating the nation.
MC Joshi, Lucknow