The editorial Your time starts now (Our Take, December 10) rightly points out the CBI's loss of credibility, given the delay between the registering of cases and the investigation. The Congress is adamantly refusing to give in to the Opposition's demand to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC). Since lobbyists, journalists, ministers, corporates and government officials are reportedly involved in the sale of 2G spectrum, the only way out is to constitute a JPC to bring out the truth.
NR Ramachandran, Ooty
Every sensible Indian is concerned about the 2G spectrum and other scams in the country. But despite the prolonged disruption of parliamentary proceedings by the Opposition, the UPA government is not budging on the JPC probe.
The Congress is trying to obfuscate the issue by raking up NDA's role during its tenure. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi cannot remain silent on the subject as they are answerable to the nation.
NK Dasgupta, Kolkata
Put food on their plates
With reference to Samar Halarnkar's article The case for cash (Maha Bharat, December 9), the efforts by the government to feed the poor are half-hearted. The schemes and plans do not reach the desired targets. The public distribution system (PDS) is also unable to ensure the availability of basic items of food at affordable prices to the masses. The government should check corruption and strengthen and universalise the PDS if it is sincere about addressing malnourishment in India.
Niyati Sauriyal, Bhopal