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india Updated: Apr 24, 2012 23:12 IST

Indians want Kalam as president, Congress must not spike his case
With reference to the report Govt for consensus in prez poll, SP puts Kalam in mix (April 24), APJ Abdul Kalam was hugely popular as the President of India because he brought dignity back to Rashtrapati Bhavan. This time some political parties have again proposed his name as the presidential candidate. Now the Congress should not play politics and support a popular person.
HL Chakraborty, via email

We should take on the Reds
With reference to the report Reds strike again, take Chhattisgarh collector (April 22), I do not understand why the central and state governments with so much resources, well-trained paramilitary and police forces at their disposal, have not been able to eradicate the Naxal menace. It only shows their lack of will to fight and also a severe lack of coordination among various agencies and the differences between the Centre and states. It is high time they came up with a well-coordinated strategy against this menace.
S Ramachandran, via email

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The abduction of Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh has once again exposed their real face. The extremists, who claim to be fighting for the impoverished tribes, are actually harming them by resorting to such dirty tactics.
Abhijit Srivastava, Delhi