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Not all zero

Apropos "UPA-II: Failing to control the narrative" by Raj Chengappa (Ground Zero, May 26), the UPA-II can boast of many achievements during its nine-year-tenure, but the aspects that remain the most debilitating for the common man are price rise and corruption. The BJP, too, is oblivious to these issues. It can't even project its prime ministerial candidate in unison. The UPA can win a third term with convincing policies. The government must pay attention to the needs of the common man.

Dr Sanjiv Gupta, Australia


We cannot dismiss the achievements of the UPA-II just because of the scams that plagued it. The scams were unearthed due to the high awareness created by the Right to Information (RTI) Act and an unprecedented boom in information technology. People have become fearless and highlight any issue which is not in public interest. The media is also more powerful than before. The government did not try to hush up or shield any person. Running a coalition government is not easy and the government has done reasonably well.

LR Sharma, Sundernagar


The UPA has failed to highlight its achievements. It has done a commendable job in the agriculture sector. Farm production has reached nearly 260 million tonnes, which is a record. There has been a manifold increase in the telecom sector, and the education, health and rural development sectors are looking up. Law regarding crimes against women is another achievement. Corruption and price rise are the main failures of this government which are responsible for undermining its achievements.

DR Bhagat, Jammu

Not done

The brutal murder of a soldier in London shows the ugly face of jihad being carried out worldwide by misguided youth ("In search of meaning, they succumb to 'jihad'; Sunday Tribune, May 26). Faced with existential angst, these jihadists entertain an ill-founded notion of attaining immortality through mindless killings that are unjustified. This dastardly act is rather sacrilegious as Islam does not preach violence against humans. Terrorism needs to be tackled firmly to ensure the safety of innocent people, especially Muslims, in the West.

Harmohit Singh, Hoshiarpur

Divinity in action

We must respect all the great preachers of our times and stop commercialisation of religion and rituals. The present-day sages will benefit humankind if they can direct all the collections in their trusts towards free medicare for all, retaining no more than a day's collection as cyclic working revenue in hand. They should also educate their followers that they are not incarnations of God but only His more enlightened devotees. God cannot be decoded, for He exists in every creation of His. Khushwant Singh is one such believer, who inspires me despite being a theist in the guise of an atheist!

Tejinder Singh Bedi, Gurgaon 

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