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Poll mela

Reference to the article “Can we hope for change, or is it just carnival time?” by Ira Pande (Sunday Tribune, May 4), the ongoing general election reflects the efficiency of the Election Commission, which is conducting the mega election superbly. The efforts are commendable. Those who live in Bharat have since long compromised with the ‘parallel’ administration. They have given into ubiquitous musclemen who get things done through government offices. Those who live in India and have the resources do not care what happens to the country post elections. So let us enjoy the day when the common man rubs his shoulders with the richest and the mightiest once in five years.

LR Sharma, Sundernagar


Post-Independence, despite successive Central and state governments making continuous election promises to the electorate to ameliorate the lot of the weaker sections, nothing worthwhile has been done. Things have only worsened. People are tired of hollow promises and election rhetoric. The emergence of an unholy politico-bureaucratic-mafia nexus has undermined all democratic institutions and rendered the political system of the country mal-functional. The historic Lok Sabha election verdict might help to overhaul the present decadent political culture and restore people’s faith in the largest democracy.

DS Kang, Hoshiarpur

Miniature Indira

Apropos the article “Her grandmother’s daughter, and as fearless” by Shahira Naim (Sunday Tribune, May 4), Priyanka Vadra is the future Congress card, but why has she confined herself to Rae Bareilly and Amethi? She is sure to take the Congress ahead after Sonia Gandhi’s retirement. Her response to every query is interesting and polite. She should step forward, lead the party and pull it out from the mudslinging scenario it has found itself in. The year 2014 could be tough for the Congress, but Priyanka can turn it around for the future with her “dadi’s” ideology.

Nikhil Sharma, Bilaspur


I congratulate Sandeep Joshi for his excellent sketch of Priyanka in the article. I have been an admirer of his artistic creations which are humorous and telling. This sketch has brought out well the subtle message of the theme of the article. The medium employed is simple and the message loud and clear. Time has come to use all the tools of communication by the media to make the masses aware of the gutter level of politics and to urge them to shun self-styled saviours to make room for honest, self-less individuals as leaders who would pull the country out of political instability.

RM Ramaul, Paonta Sahib

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