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Shameful canvassing

Mainly three parties are being heard these days: the BJP, AAP and Congress. Itís a shame that in the largest democracy of the world, we have parties that are fighting elections on grounds of basic necessities of food, clothing and shelter even after 66 years of independence. The parties have added corruption as another plank, for a change, this time. But the way they are behaving and fighting with each other is unethical and portrays a dirty image of our nation all over the world. Clashes like that of the BJP and AAP are not acceptable.

Shivam Chanana, Ferozpur

Avoid poll hooliganism

It is unfortunate that the BJP and AAP clashed with each other in Delhi, Kanpur and Ahmedabad. This is the height of intolerance and unethical political behaviour. Party workers should refrain from indulging in hooliganism, vandalism, and violence. All people must follow law and order. Peace must not be disturbed at any cost. While the sufferer in clashes is the common man, in the long run the beneficiary will be the leaders.

Ujagar Singh, Chandigarh

Advertise holistic view

With elections round the corner, newspapers are full of advertisements by political parties. Along with the good works done by them, the governments should also advertise the number of lathi charges done on farmers, women and unemployed youth, illegal transfers and suspensions of honest officers, deaths due to drugs, cancer and social pressures during their tenure. This will be a holistic presentation of data to the voters.

Deepjot S Thukral, Ambala Cantt

Disadvantage unreserved

People from all religions, including Jains, Muslims and Sikhs, are demanding the benefit of quota and the government is giving it them in the garb of social equality. The reason behind all these quotas is the politiciansí mala fide intention of strengthening their vote banks.

The ultimate sufferers are members of the unreserved class who after putting in a lot of efforts get nothing. On the other hand, their classmates from the same background and in no way inferior to them get the job even after securing much less marks. This ultimately compels a student from the unreserved category to commit suicide. This practice must stop.

Ankush, via email

HP pensioners suffering

The refusal of the Himachal Pradesh government to accept pension rules that say permanent or temporary employees transferred to corporations will be entitled for combined service pension benefit is disheartening. An RTI plea has revealed that various departments while sending cases to the government for approval are misquoting rules and creating confusion. Can pension aspirants expect justice if their parent department misrepresents facts? The indifferent attitude of the government has forced the retirees to resort to litigation.

Over 100 retirees are fighting cases in courts. Many have even won cases in the high court and the Supreme Court, but their pensions are hanging fire. In many cases, the appeals/reviews of the government in court were rejected, but it is yet to release the pension. Isnít it a case of denial of justice as also misuse of public funds on litigation by the government?

R.M. Ramaul, Paonta Sahib

Team will bounce back

This refers to the sports news ďKohli has no place for benchwarmersĒ (March 6). The continued downfall of the Indian cricket team is a matter of grave concern. The decline in its overall performance in the last four or five tournaments abroad has raised questions about its quality and position which was once ranked number 1 in all formats of the game.

But we must not write off this young Team India which has the potential and talent to bounce back with a bang. There are lean patches in the lives of all teams, howsoever strong, but such patches are not forever. Team India, under the young and vibrant captain Virat Kohli, will prove to be a success. The return of MS Dhoni will surely give the much-required boost to the team.

R K KAPOOR, Chandigarh

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