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It has been a convention for a minister to resign, owning moral responsibility for any irregularity.

Published: July 27, 2015 12:34:42 am

Parliament is being disrupted over non-issues (‘Battlelines harden as Rahul raises pitch, says Sushma’s act criminal’, July 24). This is a criminal waste of public money. What has Lalit Modi got to do with the ordinary citizen? Like many businessmen, he made money. In opposition, the BJP also disrupted Parliament on trivial matters. The real function of the House is to debate and make laws. These battles can be fought in the street.

Santosh M. Joshi, (Sangli)

Name Them

Today, July 27, the Lok Sabha speaker may finally name and shame disruptors to enable smooth functioning of the lower House. Should she put her foot down, the nation will support her. The media will not be able to comment otherwise. This is apparent, given the way she immediately adjourned the House as the disruptors moved into the well, telling them that they did not seem to want the House to function. The nation cannot be held to ransom by parties decimated by the voters.

Kedarnath R. Aiyar (Mumbai)

Waste of Time

It has been a convention for a minister to resign, owning moral responsibility for any irregularity. The shining example of this was Lal Bahadur Shastri. The current opposition has rightly demanded resignations, discovering that the government is not relenting. But the solution is not an obstructionist attitude. Both the government and the opposition should realise they are wasting public money and time.

Mathew Oommen (Pune)

Bound by Deal

This refers to Robert M. Hathaway’s ‘The other nuclear deal’ (July 24). The 2005 Indo-US nuclear deal proved that while countries could disagree, when it came to mutual benefit, they tended to agree. The world could very well see something similar with the Iran deal.

Amit Nanchahal (Gurgaon)

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