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Nation needs an able president, not a politically amenable one.

india Updated: May 29, 2012 21:34 IST


Nation needs an able president, not a politically amenable one

This refers to the article Right selection is the key by Jyoti Trehan (May 28). The country’s president should be chosen only on the basis of merit, credibility and integrity and not on any communal or narrow political considerations. He rightly says that our constitutional head, who has to take crucial decisions at a time of a crisis, should have a grasp over administration at the highest political and constitutional level. We need an able president rather than an amenable president who may cater to political interests. I hope the upcoming presidential elections live up to the expectations of the country’s people.

RK Malhotra, Delhi

The writer is right in saying that the president should have a dignified personality that makes a distinct impression on the minds of the people of this country and the rest of the world. As suggested by him, Rajya Sabha MP Karan Singh fits the bill as he has an excellent track record as a scholar, philosopher and has experience as a good administrator at various levels. All parties, I think, should unanimously elect this distinguished person to head the country.

Ravi Kapoor, via email

Delays only create sympathy

This refers to the report Jagan arrested, Andhra on edge (May 28). The timing of the arrest of Jaganmohan Reddy in the disproportionate assets case makes him look more like a victim of a political vendetta than an offender. It is deplorable that the delay in taking action against such offenders allows them to gain public sympathy.

Sudhakar Shenoy, Mumbai

First Published: May 29, 2012 21:32 IST

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