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Tread carefully

Reference to “Can Modi make BJP the new Congress” by Raj Chengappa (Ground Zero; Sunday Tribune, November 9), the write-up has aptly maintained that Modi needs to enforce his proclaimed 10-year moratorium on caste and communalism by silencing the hardcore communal elements in his party. But the inclusion of controversial leaders like Giriraj Singh in the Cabinet expansion reveals his compulsions. Modi can’t afford to ignore the Hindutva agenda. The RSS has managed to put in place its loyal workers in key positions. Despite odds, Modi should ensure that the BJP becomes a national unifying force to realise his dream of making India Congress free.

RM Ramaul, Paonta Sahib


While the writer offers constructive advice to Modi, some columnists of The Tribune lose no opportunity to criticise him. Last month, an article accused him of choosing Gandhi’s birth anniversary to launch a cleanliness drive instead of spreading the message of communal amity. If Modi had done that he would have been faulted for not talking about ‘untouchability’. After a long time we have a man at the helm who means business. His work has started showing results. Let us not bog him down. We need more Modis.

Wg Cdr CL Sehgal (retd), Jalandhar


The Congress is in a coma following the Lok Sabha elections and Assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra. The BJP is working successfully on strengthening its cadre and rewarding workers close to the RSS. With BJP at the Centre, the politics of “opportunism” will definitely add more members from various parties, including the Congress. But in politics, no one can write off the opposition. The strength of the BJP will depend on the fulfilment of pre-poll promises on black money, corruption, border security, price rise and good governance. Since it is the first year, the picture is quite rosy, but with time, the mind of the voter will be determined.

RS Brar, ludhiana

Break in tradition

The article by Kishwar Desai, “Is it the end of dhaba culture? Hope not” (Sunday Tribune, November 9) was thoughtful. Dhabas were prevalent earlier but today they have been replaced by international food chains. People prefer these chains rather than dhabas due to convenience and hygiene, but it is true that dhabas have mingled in our hearts. They are like a tradition and we should value them so.

Parminder Matharou, Mansa

Tough as nails

The article “She’s there when the going gets tough” (Spectrum, November 9) is admirable and inspiring. Thinlas Chorol has proved that women can possess the same stamina as men even in trekking. Her hardships made her tough enough to beat the decisions of professionally trained agents. Her success in fulfilling her dream is due to her determination and confidence. We should be proud of her achievement.

Anju D Anand, Solan

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