It is shocking to learn that Vijay Mallya—who was in the warrant net of different banks to which he owes crores of rupees and was on the blacklist of the investigating agencies of the country—has left the country for his own good, without any hassles. What is more shocking is the coolness with which Mukul Rohatgi, the attorney general, has conveyed this news to the Supreme Court. The BJP government, which boasts of itself as a ‘nationalist government’, owes an explanation to the people for having allowed Mallya leave the land without any major hitches. One would also like to know the names of all the beneficiaries in this drama enacted by Mallya and the facilitators sitting at the vantage points who made his exit smooth.
Tharcius S Fernando, Chennai
By opposing the staging of the India-Pakistan cricket match in his state, the Himachal Pradesh chief minister has clearly deviated from the secular policies of his party—Indian National Congress—shaking the foundations on which the over-a-century-old party has withstood the test of time. In contrast, the West Bengal government has proved beyond doubt its secular credentials by promptly sanctioning the sporting encounter to be held in Kolkata. With this clever act, Didi, it appears, has ensured a smooth sailing for the TMC in the forthcoming Assembly elections.
Arun Malankar, Mumbai
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