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Let PM clear his stand first

Apropos “It is time for all of us to pay the country back” (Ground Zero by Raj Chengappa, Sept 23), each reform announced over the past few days is a pointer to a dramatic change in the Prime Minister’s approach to governance. But can we forget all the corruption charges and scams? The nation is facing a crisis as Dr Manmohan Singh said, but who is responsible for it? The PM should show the same courage to make his stand clear on the coal and 2G scams. Why does he not exhibit the same courage and announce the names of those on the black money list? Why can’t he pass the Lokpal Bill? Every citizen is ready to contribute for the country, but for how long will the common man be made the beast of burden?

Parminder Singh, Ludhiana


Instead of complaining about the cap on subsidised cylinders, those who can afford to pay the actual price must do so. Had the Opposition been in the PM’s shoes, the same decisions may have been taken in the interest of the people. The PM has done the right thing. The only thing India lacks is political will. The government has to change its focus to mass production to meet the requirement of the people and to ensure that subsidies and concessions are extended only to the economically weaker sections.

Harish K Monga, Ferozepur

Radio connection

Making waves on air” (Spectrum, Sept 23) made for an interesting read. Radio was the first mode of communication that was used to send messages to millions of listeners. Now, modern communication gadgets are a part of life, but people feel less connected as they are lost in the virtual world. In its new avatar, various FM channels have been launched. Radio is the only ‘partner’ when you are driving or cooking alone.

Navdeep Kaur Basra, Ludhiana

Winds of change

Valley sees Pakistan in a different light” by Arun Joshi (Sunday Tribune, Sept 23) sheds light on the volatile scenario prevailing in Pakistan. With so much of political, economic and social instability, the country is in chaos. Shias and the other minorities are not safe in that country. Kashmiris have come to grips with reality and have rightly decided to part ways with Pakistan. Kashmir is prospering and its people are enjoying freedom as any other Indian. J&K is the jewel of India and must remain so.

SC Vaid, Greater Noida

Farmers need FDI

Apropos “Why you pay so much for veggies” by Ruchika M Khanna (Sunday Tribune, September 23), it is a stark reality that farmers sometimes have to sell their produce at throwaway prices. But consumers still buy vegetables at high rates from middleman. Why do we then oppose FDI? Is it politics or the need to benefit a particular section of society at the cost of the common man and farmers?

Pardip Chauhan, Ambala Cantt 

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