Bring in the ?clean? ones
It is appalling that Mulayam Singh Yadav has again inducted crime-accused Raja Bhaiyya in his ministry (Raja Bhaiyya minister again, January 22).Updated: Jan 24, 2006 04:04 IST
It is appalling that Mulayam Singh Yadav has again inducted crime-accused Raja Bhaiyya in his ministry (Raja Bhaiyya minister again, January 22). India is a deeply-flawed democracy. There have to be systemic changes to introduce quality and qualification to be eligible to run for elections or be nominated. Talented politicians with a clean image should be made ministers rather than selfish, corrupt and crime-oriented politicians.
Rahul, Rahul, Rahul...
Every second leader of the Congress at the Hyderabad conclave is trying to get Rahul Gandhi inducted into the CWC. In the bargain, crucial issues like learning the art of coalition politics and strategies on how to gain lost ground in the northern belt states of Bihar, UP and MP are getting completely sidelined. (Rahul a step away from CWC, January 23). Rather than being sycophants, senior leaders should focus on rebuilding the cadre and calibre at the grassroots level. Without knowing ground realities, no miracle can save them, not even Rahul Gandhi.
Keep roads free of jams
I endorse Khushwant Singh’s views to stop processions in the capital (Stop processions, January 21). The Muslim community should also think seriously about discontinuing processions on Muharram and Eid. We should appreciate other methods to celebrate these days without disrupting everyone’s daily lives.
True followers of Islam will agree with this idea as festival processions do create unnecessary chaos.
Syed Aamir H. Rizvi
While taking out religious processions, community leaders should ensure that the length and duration of the procession is moderate. Besides this, the events should be held only on public holidays when most of the offices are closed. In this way, we can avoid traffic jams inconveniences.
Punish them more
The way out to break the impasse between the judiciary and Parliament is to award stricter punishment to the MPs caught in the ‘cash for query’ scam. Serious punishment to the corrupt MPs will help boost the public’s faith in Indian democratic traditions.
Karan Singh Bawwa
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First Published: Jan 24, 2006 04:04 IST