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This refers to the report SP sacks Siddiqui for his Modi interview.

india Updated: Jul 31, 2012 23:43 IST
Hindustan Times

Self-styled secularists are trying to malign Narendra Modi
This refers to the report SP sacks Siddiqui for his Modi interview (July 29). For the first time someone tried to make a sincere effort to give Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi a chance to speak his mind. But this has irked the self-styled secularists, who want to widen the rift between Muslims and Modi for selfish reasons. People like Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and members of the Samajwadi Party are targeting Modi, as they fear that the BJP may name him as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 polls.
MC Joshi, Lucknow

The argument doesn't hold water
With reference to the editorial Neither fish nor flesh (Our Take, July 30), it is disappointing that Hindustan Times is trying to condemn Baba Ramdev for evading tax. The condemnation of Ramdev and Anna Hazare is based on weak arguments. It's surprising that the editorial did not touch on the various scams in which various UPA ministers are allegedly involved. The government can't use Ramdev's alleged crime as a shield to hide its own mistakes. Also, I fail to understand what's wrong with Kiran Bedi asking women to support Hazare's anti-corruption movement.
Sunny Malik, via email

The media should refrain from presenting lopsided opinions, especially on a sensitive issue like corruption, which directly affects the common man. The views expressed in the editorial are in bad taste. HT should not discourage the social activist and his followers who are fighting for a just cause.
RK Chaturvedi, via email

First Published: Jul 31, 2012 23:38 IST