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Power of commerce

The UPA government has already lost much goodwill by trying to force issues.

india Updated: Aug 28, 2006 06:43 IST

This has reference to Barun Mitra's Losing the tiger's trail (August 25). The UPA government has already lost much goodwill by trying to force issues. Be it the compromise on disinvestments, reservations, land reforms or treatment of luminaries, it is clear not enough homework is being done. It is time we moved away from the culture of rewards and punishments and explored the true power of commerce.

Iqbal Narain
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Caste it out

Apropos of the report Quota Bill tabled, protestors go home (August 26), reservations will kill the spirit of competition. On the one hand, the government claims to advocate a casteless society and on the other, it's pushing the nation towards a caste-based system.

N.V.S.N. Murthy

House in disorder

Apropos of House in disorder (August 25), unruly behaviour has become a regular feature of Parliament. This is unbecoming of the stature of the elected representatives of the nation. The Speaker must take action in order to maintain the sanctity of the House.

P.K. Srivastava
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Our Members of Parliament are lowering the dignity of the House. It would be best if those involved in the violence were thrown out of the House permanently.

Bidyut Chatterjee


The unruly behaviour of the RJD and JD (U) members in the Lok Sabha was shameful. Unfortunately, this is a malaise that afflicts not just Parliament, but also all our state assemblies.
All political parties must sit together and frame appropriate guidelines to ensure the proper conduct of their members.

S. Raghavan
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First Published: Aug 28, 2006 06:43 IST