It's wrong to single out Kalmadi for the Commonwealth mess
With reference to Rajdeep Sardesai's article All those men who failed the country (Beyond The Bite, October 1), the author rightly analyses that Suresh Kalmadi alone isn't responsible for the Commonwealth Games mess.Updated: Oct 08, 2010 00:53 IST
With reference to Rajdeep Sardesai's article All those men who failed the country (Beyond The Bite, October 1), the author rightly analyses that Suresh Kalmadi alone isn't responsible for the Commonwealth Games mess.
There are many other politicians and officials responsible for our poor show and they too must share the blame. The media have a tendency of crediting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chief Sonia Gandhi for all that goes right in this country and blaming everyone else when things go awry.
P P Talwar, via email
Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi is guilty of mismanaging the Games preparations. He shouldn't be exonerated. Kalmadi, it seems, assumed that his political clout will help him circumvent the law and hoped that his wrongdoings would go unnoticed.
Hopefully, this will not be the case and agencies like the Comptroller and Auditor General of India will scrutinise the accounts thoroughly.
Amit Singhal, Gurgaon
Forget the old wounds
This refers to Varghese George's analysis A matter of faith? (Big Picture, October 4). India and its people should rise above the Ayodhya dispute. The Allahabad High Court verdict is laudable for it has provided an opportunity to both Hindus and Muslims to iron out their differences and build communal harmony.
It would be a positive sign if the Sunni Waqf Board were to put the matter to rest, forgetting the pain of the Babri mosque demolition. Muslims should also voluntarily give up the land that the court has allotted to them and make way for the temple, as Islam preaches generosity and tolerance.
Darakhshan Rizwan, Dehradun
First Published: Oct 08, 2010 00:51 IST