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AAP sops a ruse

Kuldip Nayar has taken an exaggerated view of the Aam Aadmi party (AAP) in his article “Politics that tanscends caste, creed”. AAP, like any other political party, lacks in political morality. Kejriwal had sworn by his children that he would not to take the support of any political party. But he took a U-turn and accepted Congress support. He hs taken a similar U-turn on his decision to live in a flat and not take security. Today he is the Chief Minister of Delhi because of Congress support. Instead of expressing gratitude, his top party members are using harsh words to denigrate the Congress. One does not know why the Congressmen are tolerating this insult. Before the elections, he had promised to reduce electricity charges by 50%. Instead, he reduced them only for a limited segment of society consuming less than 400 units per month. It is a political ruse. Giving sops to woo the electorate is considered a sin in modern politics. To meet the complete definition of honesty, one has to be honest both in financial and ethical terms. But AAP believes only in the first half.

Asha Malik, Gurgaon

Trust move interesting

I watched with interest the confidence motion conducted in the Delhi Assembly on January 2. All points discussed pertained to the welfare and well-being of the people of Delhi. There was no politics involved in the 17 points that Chief Minister Kejriwal raised. When Kejriwal sought support to the government on the issues raised, I thought that all members of the House would back the people-oriented points. But I was surprised that the BJP and its allies did not stand up to support it. They also repesent the same people of Delhi.

Col Mangat Shanker (retd), Sanawar

Ashok, via email

Stunning debut

A new entrant in politics, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has made a stunning debut in the recent elections, leading to the formation of its government in Delhi. The citizens of Delhi must be complimented for the arrival of fresh blood in politics. The quick decisions after coming into power regarding the removal of red beacons from vehicles of officials, doing away with personal security and reshuffling of the bureaucracy are impressive. To keep this ignition alive, we should support this new party.

Mayank Sharma, Chandigarh

Sweep away graft

AAP is a political revolution. That is why it is spreading like a tsunami across the country. Most people want to support AAP because they see sincerity and goodness in it. Individual differing views, like those of Prashant Bhushan, will fall in line as the party consolidates itself. Policies on national issues will also be made public soon. Let’s give the new broom a chance to sweep away corruption and family-owned politics from the country. If nothing else, the Congress and the BJP will improve because of the AAP competition.

Col R D Singh (retd), Ambala cantt

Probe Virbhadra

This is with reference to the editorial Graft charges: Virbhadra Sigh owes an explanation (January 4). Since Virbhadra Singh’s admission of having taken a loan from the company, the din of corruption charges against him is becoming louder. It is surprising that Virbhadra Singh gave extension to the defaulting company within 30 days of the deal. If it is not corruption, what is it?

Virbhadra Singh’s stand that as an individual he has every right to take loan from anyone, is a flawed contention. Has the Chief Minister a right to take a personal loan from a company which has a dispute with the government and then exercise his official position to give extension to the same defaulter company? To use official powers for personal gains is corruption and calls for an enquiry.

R.M.Ramaul, Paonta Sahib

Apple scam

Let the Himachal Lokayukta take suo motu action and convince the people of the phenomenal upsurge of 30 times in production in Virbhadra Singh’s apple orchard in three years in question. If it comes out clean, we must advise orchardists to take such magical saplings.

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