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Define code and conduct

The editorial (No ifs, no buts, no Buta, January 24) rightly pointed out that there is dire need of a national policy for gubernatorial appointments.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2006 00:15 IST
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The editorial (No ifs, no buts, no Buta, January 24) rightly pointed out that there is dire need of a national policy for gubernatorial appointments. It has often been India’s experience that governors who do not belong to any political party have been better suited for the job and discharge duties without fear or favour.

There are very few cases where such persons have attracted any adverse criticism as in the recent case. Keeping in view the court’s judgment, all political parties should settle, once and for all, the matter of the mode of appointment and role of governors.

D.R. Ratra
via e-mail

Selective principles

The article Hunger artists (Jan. 24) creates revulsion against those politicians who hold party meetings in five-star hotels. Sycophancy for them is the ultimate art. They will engineer scams and be attacked by ‘principles’ on issues like phone tapping, but the reality that millions people with their children sleep without food is of no consequence to them.

H.L. Dhawan
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Ambassadors of peace

The appointment of two women as presidents of Chile and Liberia has proved that women make better politicians than their male counterparts. This is evident in Indian democracy also. There is no doubt that women serve as agents of peace in times of turmoil in and around the world.

Shadaan Alam
Aligarh

No rooting out corruption

Bharat Nirman will not be able to achieve the desired goals if not accompanied by ‘character nirman’, clean governance and upkeep of law and order. Moves like the recent induction of Raja Bhaiyya in the Mulayam Singh ministry encourage others to indulge in unfair practices. More the number of tainted and corrupt ministers in the country, lesser the chances of corruption ever being weeded out.

A.L. Agarwal
Delhi

Memory loss

I rarely see any person remember our freedom fighters except on their various anniversaries or national days. Of what use is such cursory salutation?

Amit Shukla
Indore

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First Published: Jan 27, 2006 00:15 IST