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india Updated: Sep 12, 2011 23:35 IST

A yatra will not put a spoke in the wheels of corruption
With reference to the article With eye on elections Advani plans yatra (September 10), Pankaj Vohra rightly analyses the political and personal implications of LK Advani's yatra on the issue of corruption. It seems that even at the fag end of his political career, Advani is hopeful of becoming the prime minister of this country. This time, he is trying to cash in on the sentiments unleashed by the Anna Hazare campaign against corruption. Advani must remember that such yatras are not likely to solve problems of as great a magnitude as corruption.
Sanjay Saksena, via email

Killing us with kindness
The report There can be no let-up in our vigilance: PM (September 11) points to the hollowness of the assurances given by the prime minister on national security. After every terror attack since 1993, politicians have swiftly condemned such acts of cowardice. The US managed to kill Osama bin Laden but we must exercise compassion and keep treating Afzal Guru and Ajmal Kasab like honoured guests.
S Rajagopalan, Chennai

Washed away by inaction
This refers to the report Rain-swept capital heads nowhere (September 10). It never fails to surprise that a downpour over a few days brings the country's capital to a standstill. Slow-moving traffic and water-logging have become par for the course for the residents of Delhi as well as its municipal corporation. It does not seem to bother the government in the least that the city is submerged in water.
Shilpa Garg, via email