Rajdeep Sardesai in The topi has to fit (Beyond The Bite, October 5) rightly cautions aspiring politician Arvind Kejriwal against high expectations from the electorate.india Updated: Oct 11, 2012 23:27 IST
We need to know what more Kejriwal really stands for
Rajdeep Sardesai in The topi has to fit (Beyond The Bite, October 5) rightly cautions aspiring politician Arvind Kejriwal against high expectations from the electorate. First, it will be a Herculean task for him to change the mindset of the voters who invariably vote on caste and communal lines. Second, though the anti-corruption plank is good enough to fight elections, he must realise that television sound bites don't translate into votes. In order to garner mass support, he needs to realise that obstinacy cannot be his party's guiding ideology. We already know that he and his party are against corruption but it's time he tells people what else they espouse and stand for.
Vijai Pant, Nainital
There's no doubt that anti-corruption crusaders like Kejriwal, Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev caught the imagination of the middle class which is fed up with the rampant corruption in the country. By playing up ideological differences between Kejriwal and Hazare, the media is not doing any good to the country. As long as these activists keep taking corrupt politicians to task, the aam aadmi will always support them.
VV Vijayan, Mumbai
No more a gentleman's game
The editorial Not playing by rules (October 10) spells out the sordid aspects of the gentleman's game. It is unfortunate that the International Cricket Council (ICC) failed to rein in corrupt practices like illegal betting and match-fixing. But the ICC must explore all options to ensure that cricketers, umpires and officials are not lured into spot or match-fixing in future.
Ramesh Sinha, Gurgaon
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First Published: Oct 11, 2012 23:25 IST