The coal minister should be hauled over the coals for his comment
Union coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has stirred up an unnecessary controversy with his comment comparing issues with old wives (Jaiswal in trouble over 'old wives' comment, October 3). Jaiswal and the UPA are already under a cloud of suspicion for Coalgate. By making such remarks, he is further undermining his government's image. The PM should take Jaiswal to task for his sexist comment.
Harischandra Parshuram, Mumbai
Kejriwal can't have double standards
This refers to the editorial No agenda for real change (Our Take, October 4). Arvind Kejriwal has floated a political party, but his shouting slogans against the political class and making proposals like people should decide the price of everything are downright silly. Kejriwal should not have parted ways with Anna Hazare. They would have got a lot of support from the people if they had sustained their anti-corruption movement and expanded its scope. Kejriwal can't dupe people by criticising politicians and contesting elections at the same time.
Pramod Kumar, via email
It's not as bad as it seems to be
This refers to the editorial In a dangerous zone again (Our Take, October 2). The situation in Kashmir is not as bad as the editorial wants us to believe. Though the resignation of sarpanches is a matter of concern, calling it a setback for grassroots democracy in the state is an exaggeration. The chief minister should hold talks with the sarpanches and understand their concerns. The problem must be resolved before it threatens peace in the Valley.
Jyotsna Sahay, via email