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No cause to fear

Apropos the article “His job: Satisfying a billion-plus expectations” by Raj Chengappa (Ground Zero; Sunday Tribune, May 18), Narendra Modi is well poised to dispel some lurking fears in peoples’ minds, such as backseat driving by the RSS and promotion of the “Hindu rashtra”. Having received a clear-cut electoral mandate and with his patriotic fervour and dynamic style of leadership, he will be successful in steering our country towards the rightful place among the top emerging powers in the world.

Govind Singh Khimta, Shimla


The elections will be remembered for many firsts. For the first time a party has fought elections on the agenda of development, putting aside petty and divisive issues of religion, caste, regionalism, etc. The voters turned out in such large numbers to reject the propaganda of communalism. India has rejected the likes of Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati and Farooq Abdullah. The Congress has been handed the massive drubbing it deserved for its dishonest and corrupt policies. In Modi, the people see the vision of a strong, united and determined India.

Dr Pankaj Handa, Singapore

Judging right

Apropos “Hoping that history will be kinder to him” by Roopinder Singh (Sunday Tribune, May 18), the writer has made a wishful thinking on behalf of Manmohan Singh that history will treat him with kindness. But history, if written in an unbiased manner, is neither kinder nor harsher to anybody. History is nothing but a commentary on what actually happened at a particular time, without any favour or bias. It will judge him on the basis of facts. It can be charitable to him if he gathers enough courage to come out with the truth.

AK Sharma, Chandigarh


It is sad that a good man like the outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is being attacked because he does not retaliate. I carry no brief for the Congress, but this public witch-hunt is in bad taste. Some people may have had reservations about his leadership capability, but he was a survivor. Unruffled by criticism, he continued to work with confidence. I wish he could have been more assertive though. With his professional competence, and honesty, he was an asset to the Congress.

Col RD Singh (Retd), Ambala

Deadly currency

The write-up “The currency notes can be contaminated” (Spectrum, May 11) brings out an alarming report that dirty notes carry deadly bacteria. Washing hands every time after touching currency and before handling food is practically impossible. What about other items like furniture, door knobs, TV remote, mobile phone and computer mouse? They also get dirty by frequent usage but are not regularly cleaned. We are indeed living in a hazardous environment even in our home.

Wg Cdr CL Sehgal (retd), Jalandhar

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