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The last year of the Narendra Modi-ledgovernment has laid the foundation for a better future.

By: Express News Service |
May 26, 2015 12:10:45 am

This refers to Ashok Gulati’s ‘The weakest link’ (IE, May 25). Even if the NDA government’s first anniversary is marked more by its hits than misses, schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana are only for securing the future. How will the poor fend for themselves in the present? Gulati is right that agriculture is the weakest link. PM Narendra Modi must repair the sector, because a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
Tarsem Singh, Mahilpur

The NDA government’s balance sheet is there for all to judge. Various opinion polls have rated the last year as generally good. The government has done excellent work on financial discipline, inflation and forex reserves. Many innovative schemes for the social sector have been initiated. As for foreign policy, even PM Modi’s opponents have appreciated it. There has been a strong reaction regarding problems in the agrarian sector, but that is more a matter of perception. However, loose talk by ministers has dented the government’s image. The last year has laid the foundation for a better future.
J.K. Mago, Panchkula

Fight Together

The observation that although anti-caste movements and LGBT mobilisation are not mutually exclusive, people of lower castes are rarely found among gay rights movements is valid (‘Groom for groom’, IE, May 25). There is a need for both groups to work together so that the nation at large is able to appreciate and understand their rationale.
Mohit Kumar, New Delhi

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Get Strict

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Ashok Goswami, Mumbai

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