Telecom minister Kapil Sibal's attempt at defending his predecessor A Raja defies logic (No scam, no loss in 2G sale: Sibal, January 9).india Updated: Jan 11, 2011 22:41 IST
Kapil Sibal's smoke and mirrors act on the 2G scam
Telecom minister Kapil Sibal's attempt at defending his predecessor A Raja defies logic (No scam, no loss in 2G sale: Sibal, January 9). It would have been kosher if Sibal weren't a Union minister, as now it appears that he is trying to influence the course of the investigation into the 2G spectrum scam to help his bosses in the government. It also points the needle of suspicion at the government, which is trying to find a way out of the Opposition's demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC).
Keshav Prasad, Patna
The not so bad old days
Jagmohan in Demolishing old distortions (January 7) rightly states that if truth is the soul of history, we have to look at it without any passion, prejudice or predilection. It is true that resettlement colonies were established near industrial areas and people in the jhuggi clusters were provided with good facilities. As a result, in a quid pro quo of sorts, they voted the Congress to power in the 1977 elections. In fact, the situation was not as bad in the Emergency era as it is today, as corruption was almost non-existent and no public official was above the law.
Gulshan Kumar, Delhi
Many promises to keep
The unprecedented rise in the prices of food products has made it tough for the common man to make both ends meet (Food inflation soars, RBI may raise rates, January 7). On top of it, Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar is oblivious of the repercussions of food inflation. The Prime Minister, himself an economist, is a mute spectator to the plight of people. The UPA government has failed to live up to its promise of working for the aam aadmi.
SK Shah, Delhi
First Published: Jan 11, 2011 22:39 IST