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Promise keepers

Apropos the article Cong plays its ‘aam nagrik’ card (Sunday Tribune, March 30), ‘The promises, then and now’ is presented nicely. Each party’s manifesto must have a report card of its performance as per the last elections so people can take stock of the promises made in the previous manifesto, the achievements and reasons for success or failure. It will show if a party has the will to keep its promises.

Mahesh Kapasi, email

Myopic view

Apropos Modi wears the velvet glove of development by Raj Chengappa (Ground Zero, March 30), Modi is a shrewd politician who never misses an opportunity to gain mileage. From Sardar Patel’s legacy in Patel-dominated regions to referring to one of the ‘Panj Piaras’ as Gujarati in Sikh-dominated regions, to distancing himself from Article 370 in Jammu and misquoting history, every omission and commission is targeted at political gains. These gimmicks will not help.

Dr Sanjeev Trikha, Fatehabad


Modi is a veteran campaigner who has struck a chord with the people. His spell-binding oratorical skills, laced with witty asides, have elicited widespread support in Chandigarh. Dropping the Hindutva tag, he has promised to strengthen secularism. His vision of India includes modernisation and progress, good governance and eradication of corruption.

Navneet Sidhu, Chandigarh

Getting on track

AproposRailways, the trophy wife of coalition politics (Sunday Tribune, March 30), the Railway Ministry enjoys the enviable status of independent budgeting, controlling and creating huge resources of wealth and employment opportunities, etc. But compared to the international railway scenario, ours is dismal. In China, the trains run at an average speed of 300 kmph while the maximum speed of our trains is 130 kmph.

BM Singh, Amritsar

Go for ‘jugad’

Let us patent jugad technology’ for innovative entrepreneurs who deserve opportunities to excel and prove their potential (‘Enter, harbingers of social change’; Spectrum, March 30). We need to create a culture of risk taking. The creative quotient of the youth should be developed and research and development strengthened through budgetary allocations. Social engineering must be brought under the domain of corporate social responsibility for sufficient financing to bring in equity and efficiency in economy.

Dr MM Goel, Kurukshetra

New hope

It is heartening that well-educated and competent personalities like Gul Panag, Kirron Kher and Pawan Bansal are in the fray. (‘The old versus new in City Beautiful’; Sunday Tribune). The dubious role played by Bansal’s nephew may ruin his chances of a victory. He has suffered for no fault of his.

Subhash C Taneja, Gurgaon



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