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Many questions, but the Congress has no answer

Monday, 02 Feb 2015 | Bal Govind | Noida

This refers to the article, “Jayanthi torpedoes Rahul “ (January 31). Former Minister Jayanthi Natarajan's revelation regarding interference by Ms Sonia Gandhi and Mr Rahul Gandhi are not shocking, as we always knew that despite not being part of the Government, they had more powers than then Prime Minister Manmohan…

Good opportunity

Monday, 02 Feb 2015 | Sunil Pradhan | Nuapada

Sir — The resignation of Ms Jayanthi Natarajan from the Congress has been in the works for quite some time. Now that she has quit the party, she has a good opportunity to move to the BJP. which needs a foothold in Tamil Nadu. Also, this will ensure that there…

Misdeed exposed

Monday, 02 Feb 2015 | SC Agrawal | Delhi

Sir — This refers to former Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan’s letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi. It is a blessing in disguise that political leaders of the same party are exposing one another’s (mis)deeds. One of Ms Natarajan’s former colleagues had alleged that she took Government…

Unsavoury debate

Monday, 02 Feb 2015 | MC Joshi | Lucknow

Sir — When it was proposed in the Constituent Assembly in 1948 that the words ‘secular’ and ‘socialist’ be added to the Preamble, BR Ambedkar rejected it, saying: “If you state in the Constitution that the social organisation of the state shall take a particular form, you are, in my…

Hindu nation

Monday, 02 Feb 2015 | Niladrinath Mohanty | Via web

Sir — This refers to the article, “Obama takes a shot at India but target is US” (January 30) by Kalyani Shankar. It shows how American Christians are deeply conscious about their faith. The US media is also conscious of this. Ultimately, the US is a Christian-majority country. India is…

Needless controversy on Constitution Preamble

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | M Ratan | New Delhi

This refers to reports that the Congress has demanded an apology from the Prime Minister over the use of the original Preamble of the Constitution that did not have the word ‘secular', in its January 26 advertisement. It appears that, having suffered a series of electoral defeats in recent months,…

Real target

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | Azhar A Khan | Rampur

Sir — This refers to the article, “Obama takes a shot at India but target is US” (January 30). Obviously, US President Barack Obama’s comments, made during his farewell speech on religious freedom, indicated that every person is free to choose a faith of his or her own volition and…

Universal prejudice

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | JS Acharya | Hyderabad

Sir — Headlines of most of the newspapers, highlighted President Obama’s alleged ‘rebuke’ or caution which has widely been read as a message to the Hindutva votaries to lay-off, to let the minorities be, as it were. Even the Congress could not conceal its glee at the US President’s denouncement…

New diplomacy

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | Meghana A | New South Wales

Sir — With the curtailment of service of Ms Sujatha Singh as Foreign Secretary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has indelibly put his stamp on the framing of foreign policy. It looks like India’s diplomacy has a new name called ‘Modiplomacy’. Soon after the BJP came to power, it became clear…

Separatist nonsense

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | Madhu Agrawal | Delhi

Sir — This refers to the martyrdom of Colonel MN Rai, who laid down his life while fighting militants. He had been awarded a Gallantry Medal just a day before on Republic Day. From all accounts, he had always led from the front and had changed the ground situation in…

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SOUND BITES

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Australian captain | Michael Clarke

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