Whatever else, Nitin Gadkari doesn’t have a way with words
With reference to the report BJP, Cong tell each other: Mind your language (July 10), the use of undemocratic language by senior leaders from the two leading national parties exposes their true character. BJP President Nitin Gadkari seems to have forgotten that he is heading a national party. Gadkari’s image has already taken a beating after his remarks about Lalu Prasad and Mulayam Singh recently. He has compounded his errors, this time by making derogatory references to the Afzal Guru case.
This lowers the image of the BJP in the eyes of the people.
SD Sahay, Delhi
The criminals are a step ahead
With reference to the report Crime spurt in capital: 3 die, 2 critical (July 11), a steep rise in the number of murders, robberies, abductions and chain-snatching incidents over the past few months shows that criminals have outsmarted the police and that Delhiites are not safe. The blame for this goes to both the government’s flawed policies and the Delhi Police’s lackadaisical approach towards bringing down the crime rate.
Going by such reports, one wonders if Delhi is really prepared to host the Commonwealth Games.
Mukesh Singh, Delhi
Focus on the real culprits
This refers to the editorial Srinagar deaf to Kashmir (Our Take, July 9). The separatist elements in the Valley and their Pakistani masters are responsible for the recent violence in Kashmir. It is unfortunate that the separatists are
making it tough for the government and security forces to reinstate peace and order in the state. The media should act responsibly and give Chief Minister Omar Abdullah a chance to take appropriate action against the perpetrators. It’s unfair to blame him for the crimes being committed by the separatists and their sympathisers.
Sunil Kadian, via email
Keep pace with the race
With reference to the report India growing at 9.4%, says IMF (July 9), it’s cheering to know that India is growing at a faster pace than was expected. The news will encourage foreign investors to pump more money into our markets. However, inflation, too, has been on the rise at an unexpected rate for over a year now. The government should take measures to check it lest it pushes India into another economic crisis. The common man expects the government to take
into account public interest before taking any decision related to the nation’s economy.
Sukanta Kar, via email