Today's letters

Perform or perish

Sachin Tendulkar's statement that he alone will decide about his retirement will sound good as long he is fit and performing. No doubt Sachin is an icon, but the same yard stick has to be applicable to him as well. The selection committee cannot keep a slot reserved for Sachin on a permanent basis.

R.G. Srinivas
Bangalore



Cable menace

There are numerous cases of cables running over-head all over the city criss-crossing, tree branches and even high tension wires.  One can see snapped cables dangling from the trees and poles.  These cables may pose danger to the pedestrians and motorists.  Chances of these snapped cables being electrified also cannot be ruled out.  The concerned authorities should act immediately to ensure orderly laying of the cables.

D R Prasad Gupta
Bangalore

 

Political interference, an unhealthy trend

There seems to be no love lost between current DG & IGP Mr Shankar Mahadev Bidari and the man who was overlooked for the job, Mr. A R Infant. The running feud between the two has taken another curious twist with the Central Administrative Tribunal quashing the former's appointment to the top job and instructing the state to appoint the latter as adhoc DG & IGP. With Bidari also deciding to challenge the order in the high court and Infant leaving nothing to chance by filing a caveat contending that the court should hear him first before admitting any petition challenging the CAT order it is clear that a battle royale is on the cards. The outcome will have significant overtones not only for the battling police officials but also for the state government which had a big say in the appointment of Bidari to the top post and it will be interesting to see which way the scale tilts.

N J Ravi Chander
Bangalore

Congress should learn lessons from polls

Sonia Gandhi should never forget the fact that apart from "Too many leaders in the party" which according to her was one of the factors responsible for the disastrous performance of the congress in the recently concluded polls, there are other reasons also which has made the common man vote against the congress. Corruption and inflation were the two main factors that led to its defeat.

M. Umesh
Bangalore

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