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Resigned to fate

It is ridiculous that politicians resign citing some high falutin reason or another while the real reason is that they have been caught on the wrong foot.

india Updated: Mar 29, 2006 04:30 IST
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It is ridiculous that politicians resign citing some high falutin reason or another while the real reason is that they have been caught on the wrong foot. This has also been the case with Sonia Gandhi.

B.S. Ganesh
Bangalore

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Ever since Jaya Bachchan was disqualified from her Rajya Sabha membership, we have seen a lot of ruckus created over the office-of-profit issue. The fact is that all the MPs and MLAs holding dual positions are responsible for this mess. Is the law of the land strong enough to punish real transgressers of Article 102 of the Constitution? And what about the additional expenses that will now need to be made for holding by-elections in all these constituencies? It will be from the taxpayers’ money, won’t it?

Divya Chandran
Delhi

Foreign hand

The irony of Indrajit Hazra’s news report, Honey, fry me a genius (March 22) can’t be missed. Mathematician S. Ramanujan suffered at the hands of fellow Indians. It was Hardy who recognised his genius. Now, when Dev Benegal is making a movie on Ramanujan with Stephen Fry, Hazra is fixated on the foreigner, while giving the desi Benegal the miss. When will we Indians learn to recognise and respect our own talent?

Arijit Chatterjee
via e-mail

One comrade less

The death of Anil Biswas is unfortunate, especially at a juncture when the West Bengal state assembly elections are just round the corner. However, the Left Front has never been a one-man show. So one can expect Biswas’s successor, Biman Bose, to continue
the good job.

Arjun Chaudhuri
Kolkata

Unhealthy act

Giving shops in Delhi a clean chit to operate from residential areas will create problems for the common people (RWAs say no to mixed land use, plan protest, March 27). It will also promote corruption and create law and order problems.

The Supreme Court order should be honoured.

V.K. Aggarwal
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First Published: Mar 29, 2006 04:30 IST