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Look forward

Apropos “Will Modi break the mould?” by Ashok Tuteja (Sunday Tribune, May 25), Modi has shown sagacity in inviting our neighbours for his swearing-in function. But the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and other leaders have started protesting against the invitation to the Sri Lankan President. Rajapaksa did a great job in eliminating the LTTE, a dreaded terrorist outfit. Sri Lanka is committed to looking after its Tamil citizens. Why are our Tamil leaders meddling in its internal affairs? Modi will do well to keep away mercurial leaders of Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. These leaders are known for their obstinacy.

LJS Panesar, email

Intent good

Apropos the article "A bold move, but will it pay dividends?" by Raj Chengappa (Ground Zero; Sunday Tribune, May 25), Modi has taken a wise step. The world has viewed this as a positive gesture, in contrast to the image projected by his rivals. There may not be any immediate outcome of this move, but it will certainly go in India’s favour. Nawaj Sharif has also taken a bold step by not consulting the ISI or the Pakistan army to attend the function in New Delhi. He has also sent another positive signal by not inviting separatist leaders from J&K for talks during his visit to India.

Wg Cdr Jasbir Singh Minhas (retd), Mohali


The trust deficit is the bane of Indo-Pak relations which repeatedly shows up in the form of LOC violations. Even now there is no evidence to prove that this chronic malady has ended and we can safely tread the path of negotiations. The redeeming factor is that Nawaz Sharif and Narender Modi have won a massive public mandate and are in a position to take bold, positive decisions. People-to-people contact should be encouraged.

RM Ramaul, email

Cleanup act

Reference to “Ganga finds a powerful new putra" by Vibha Sharma (Sunday Tribune, May 25), I have been taking a dip in the Ganga for over two years. I feel it is beyond us to assess its piety. I find my mental faculties and physical fitness have improved. A river whose sanctity does not get affected in spite of filth is blessed. The best way to clean it is by setting up a workforce that is committed to the river and not officials who, even after spending crores of rupees, show their skill in manipulating statistics for not achieving their target.

Prof Anup Kumar Gakkhar, Hardwar

Don’t rush in

After the historic electoral triumph, Modi-bashing is unjustified (“End virtual hatred, judge Modi anew”; Sunday Tribune; May 25). A man of extraordinary abilities, he should be given a fair chance to prove his worth as the Prime Minister. His success would lie in strengthening secular politics and redeeming his poll promises of development, good governance and inclusive economic growth.

Navneet Sidhu, Chandigarh

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