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We need more protest marches to remind the UPA of its duties

india Updated: Aug 27, 2012 21:41 IST

We need more protest marches to remind the UPA of its duties
This refers to the report Capital chaos as Kejriwal and group hit the streets (August 27). Going by the Congress’ reaction to Sunday’s protest march by members of India Against Corruption, it’s clear that the government is apathetic towards people’s concerns over corruption in India. Thanks to the media and social activists like Arvind Kejriwal, Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev, we now know that many UPA ministers are involved in various corruption cases, which have cost the exchequer billions of rupees. But the government is unsympathetic towards the plight of the common man. That’s why we need more protest marches, which will make the UPA realise that it can’t take people for granted.
Anil, via email

Kejriwal realises that his political party will never get a clear majority. That’s why he is trying to spread awareness about corruption by organising protest marches. But he is off the mark when he says that all politicians are corrupt. Some of them are honest and are as much a victim of a corrupt system as the common man. Therefore, Kejriwal must modify his approach to the issue and target ministers who have been found guilty in corruption cases but remain a part of the government. This will help him and his party get support from the people and the media.
Gopal Hingorani, via email

Responsible tourism is the solution
The editorial A blanket ban cannot work (Our Take, August 24) presents a brilliant analysis of the ongoing controversy over the Supreme Court’s ban on tourism in the core areas of our tiger reserves. I completely agree that we need regulated and responsible tourism that can strike the right balance between commercial interests and conservation in these reserves.
Harsh, via email