Suggestions for the Hindu newspaper [letter to the Readers’ Editor]

Written by vik

Topics: Media

THE HINDU NEWSPAPER: SUGGESTIONS/CRITICISM/CRITIQUE

[DATED JUNE 2006]

I am a regular reader of the HIndu newspaper [Delhi edition] since many many years. But I also strongly believe that despite all the goodness, the HIndu newspaper deserves a lot of criticism. It is a dull, boring and unentrepreneurial newspaper in more ways than one. I love the Hindu newspaper as much as I hate it!

I had sent the following letter from my Yahoo mail to the Readers’ editor of the Hindu newspaper in June 2006! Alas, I did not get even an acknowledgment (which is so unbecoming of the Hindu newspaper!). 🙁 Sigh! 🙁 🙁

I am publishing it here the complete mail [minus a few lines]:

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14 June 2006

The readers’ editor

The Hindu

Sir

I am a regular follower of the Hindu (Delhi, city edition) for about 5 years and I like it for obvious reasons and also dislike it on many accounts. I have always wanted to write to the Hindu suggesting improvements in it but never really could find time/peace of mind to do it. Anyway, better late than never. I am enumerating below areas of improvements in the Hindu and some ideas and suggestions.

(1) Some years ago, when the then CM of Tamilnadu, Jayalalitha, had invoked the privileges of the house against the Hindu and subsequent FIRs were registered against the editor and others, the Hindu rightly published it on the cover page. But unfortunately, it was the only item on the whole front page that fateful day (if I recall correctly); and for once it appeared that when it comes to defending self-interest, the Hindu is chip off the same block that has other bestseller-but-unethical newspapers. What is more, for two subsequent days there was little news on the front page that related to other events. As if all this were not enough, the ‘letters to the editor’ column swelled considerably to cover readers’/public outcry against it. There is no gainsaying the fact that it was a crucial moments in the evolution of the Hindu and an important issue in the dynamics of Indian democracy; but giving this news-item such importance tantamount to a journalistic treatment that should be reserved only for consequential, far-reaching issues such as the 9/11 or the attack on Indian Parliament. Other newspapers too had published it on the front page (among other things) but only on the first day and quite rightly so. The Hindu owes an apology/explanation to its readers for this. You should see afresh those editions and find out how the Hindu made a mountain of a molehill (or say small hill)!

(2) Some 4-5 years ago, Hindu had organised an essay competition on the topic ‘Why did Gandhi die?’ When the results were published, it was said that the prize-winning essays will be published in the Hindu. If I am not incorrect, these essays have never been published, to date. One judge had remarked that not even one essay was worth publication! It seems the Hindu agreed with him, literally… and unfortunately.

(3) The public image of the Hindu group (as I perceive) is ‘conservative and traditional’. It is liked more on this account, I am sure. But a vast younger generation and others could be attracted if there were changes in the newspaper to make it more attuned to the pulse of the modern times. The vibes of the modern times are, no doubt, disturbing in more ways than one; but the Hindu is shying away from its responsibilities by maintaining a principled isolation from such matters which are today’s irretrievable reality. Hindu should change to incorporate some ‘birds and bees’. Throwing the baby out with bath water is reluctance to shoulder additional responsibilities of the 21st century India. You should publish on sexual health/issues, some page 3 content etc. Mix 75 % Hindu with 25% TOI/HT and the outcome will be the most loved newspaper in India. My observation is that people want the Hindu’s journalistic excellence but simultaneously they desire some quick gratification which other bestsellers-but-unethical publications readily provide. I have friends who like the Hindu but don’t subscribe/read it. It is “thesis”, “dissertation”, “essay” for them. They hold it in awe. Let me reassure you that when the Hindu will publish on ‘sex and the city’, it will be healthy and salutary experience and not the ‘yellow journalism’ of the bestsellers-but-unethical aplenty. It is high time that what lies between the legs is found between your pages (minus the eroticism which I am sure you will easily accomplish).

(4) A glaring example of the Hindu’s humongous indifference to such matters is the non-publication of movie schedules/timings in all local theatres. Perhaps no other newspaper I have run into commits such a folly. So, after reading Ziya Us Salam’s enticing reviews, the Hindu readers have to look for other newspapers for movie timings and theatre contact nos.!

(5) I have a deep desire to see the photos of correspondents/writers published alongside their articles. I think readers deserve to see these writers. Photo-verbal stimuli will help the reader connect more to the paper. Also these writers like Siddharth or Pallavi, your regular correspondents, or Harish Khare, Andre Beteille, the contributors from the intelligentsia deserve to be facially known to the readers (Only few days ago, a friend asked about Professor Zoya Hasan in JNU who has written an article on the editorial page about which this friend had reservations. When I made him see the professor in the campus- also my teacher during my M.A.- the friend says he has seen this lady so many times in the campus!). Please run their stamp size photo with the articles (or else stop publishing Paul Krugman’s passport size photo and your own photo because what is sauce for the geese is sauce for the gander). Do it only for the editorial page, the Op-ed page and the Sunday Magazine. And publish recent photos (unlike the anachronic photo of Prof. Jayati Ghosh hitherto published in her column in the Frontline).

(6) The greatest pie of your advertisement revenues must be from the Civil services examination’s (CSE’s) coaching. In most cases, the tall claims made by the institutes are fake/misleading. I have publicly confronted a former rank one who endorsed umpteen coaching institutes/career magazines while initially denying having taken any coaching in an interview to a magazine ( he developed a cold feet and asked in exasperation if I was a journalist!). The CSE is quite mythicised and these coachings only add fuel to the fire. There are many institutes who advertise that a good number of its candidates were selected but do not mention if they were coached only for the interview, or one/more subjects or only the preliminary exam, which is extremely unethical. Some advertise as “IAS-2005 toppers” and the ranks are 165,254 and 371! How can all be toppers? One institute (RIAS) was hitherto publishing the topper’s name as “Prvthi” instead of ‘Pruthi’. Some advertisements make simple English mistakes such as the ad by S. N. Das Gupta College , (one or two days ago, on page 3, Delhi edition) welcoming the chief secretary of Sikkim as its guest teacher in the institute. All advertise as “IAS-2005”. Actually it should be CSE-2005. Keeping this “social malaise” in view, I suggest that you ask them to submit to the Hindu all accurate details of their achievements. This shall act as a deterrent. Topper after topper is endorsing sub-standard coachings/magazines for gains within everyone’s comprehension. One can guess what contribution such civil servants will make to the nation. You can do your bit, to be sure.

You rightly publish about the toppers of CSE the day after the result is published. But you should also publish failure-stories sometimes.

And why not publish about the ‘holy cow’ UPSC? Why are you uninterested about some of the blunders which the UPSC has made very recently – marking as absent in CS (M) 2005 mark sheet for some language students and altering the final result of CSE-2005 for some SC, ST candidates. UPSC has apologized for both these mistakes on its website (upsc.gov.in). It is high time that the Hindu initiates debates on the efficacy of UPSC for these are not minor mistakes.

CSE is an important Hindu constituency. Don’t ignore it. The Times of India recently unsuccessfully tried to grab some share of it by publishing Prelims mock papers supplied by some coaching institutes in Education times (of which General Studies and Sociology- my subjects- were full of errors).

(7) When an article ends on the editorial page/Op-Ed page/Sunday magazine, place a big dot/bullet signifying that it has ended. This will make it more systematic, appealing and organized.

(8) I hail from Ranchi. Why is my city being ignored in the ‘weather’ column?

(9) You publish almost daily donation-appeals by parents about their ailing son/daughter requiring expensive treatment. Do you run it free of cost? You may, if you don’t. And this appeal is not appealing to the eyes at all. All appeals, be it for Tom, Dick or Harry look the same. You should proactively publish it in different style/format on different days. Readers/ philanthropists may be developing a tendency to skip it if the content is predictable.

(10) You often have blank spaces in classifieds and elsewhere which you earlier filled with quotations (or still fill?) and ofcourse always fill with colourful graphics. Why not give this space for free to NGOs/bodies doing some social good and in need of space-courtesy!

(11) In ‘ Know your English’ (Tuesdays), S. Upendran sometimes deals with the simplest of English issues which any reader will easily resolve if he/she grabs a dictionary. S. Upendran should, as far as possible, avoid discussing minor pronunciation/meanings and suggest readers, once for all, some materials/books/resources for the English language for those consuming the print space for knowing the mere ABC of English.

(12) All major advertisements do not necessarily appear in the Hindu. As such, Hindu should publish any important content of public importance in them as small news items. For example,last year there was an essay/slogan writing competition organised by the ministry of Tourism carrying a prize of one lakh rupees advertised in other newspapers which I euphemistically call ‘bestsellers-but-unethical.’ I regretted missing it.

(13) The Hindu newspaper should organise essay/poetry/story-writing competitions regularly.

(14). The Hindu newspaper website is dull and boring. Do something. And are you there on the home Page? Perhaps not!

(15) You should advertise about the Hindu newspaper in your own paper (just as your do for Frontline and Sportstar) and other magazines.

Vikas

JNU, New Delhi-110067

P.S.: Please note again that this letter is dated June, 2006.

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40 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Dev says:

    “unentrepreneurial” is THE (I repeat THE) word for HIndu.
    It can be a really amazing paper if it gets into the hand of someone like Donald Trump….Amen!!! 😉

  2. rajatrajaji says:

    Dear Friends, I think The Hindu is good and proper newspaper. I read others newspapers also. MAy be Hindu is not giving glamourous and hot pictures of actresses and spicy news like TOI. But it gives proper news. Other newspapers give bulk and interesting news on front page.
    So newspapers have more aims, only time pass is not newspapers’s aims.
    Thanks.
    rajatrajaji

  3. sm deshmukh says:

    i am subscribing to the Hindu for the past 35 years, of late i am finding that the newspapers’ reporting has become like mouth piece of a particular party. the worse is that the reporting has become absurd and senseless, what a pity for such esteemed newspaper should come to such a stage.

  4. geoff says:

    THE HINDU IS BLATANTLY “ANTI-BRAHMIN”.”ANTI-HINDU”, “PRO-MUSLIM”, “PRO-CHRISTIAN” AND LAST BUT NEVER THE LEAST, ” HARDCORE COMMUNIST”, “PRO-CPM,CPI,RSP,FC,MAOISTS,ETC
    WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THE HINDU SPOKE UP FOR “THE HINDUS” OPENLY?
    THAT IT IS PRO-DMK IS ANOTHER KNOWN FACT
    IT IS INDIA’S NATIONAL COMMUNIST NEWSPAPER..

  5. Murugan says:

    I have grown up reading The Hindu. I feel like an abandoned child now, since The Hindu has become quite senile.

    ‘The Hindu’ is the official newspaper of the Government of Srilanka. And the personal newspaper of His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakse.
    You wont find any editorials on Srilanka’s Human Rights Violations, Plight of the IDPs in the ‘Welfare’ camps. And yes, there wont be any criticism of China or Chinese attempts to dominate South Asia.

    Quite a strange paper

  6. sir;
    i want to convey my views about the increment of fees in engg colleges.we all know ,in india ,as the time is in full swing,every thing is increasing by leaps and bounds,and education is the backbone for moulding and nourishing the society,we always talk about the intigrety and employment bt if situation are not possibly createdthen how it is possible,today in every uptu (private) college fees is raised upto 1 lakh,how is possible for middleclass family,the govt is not taking the action ,we dont know where we r going, we only know things which we expected in benefit will become a curse for the society,please print this and govt should take a action against it,jai hind jai bharat

  7. Bijoy Jose says:

    Sir,
    I am a regular reader of the Hindu. I hold the paper in high regard and believe it is playing a huge role in the maturity of our country as a whole. However recently I have been rather disappointed that the first thing I see on the paper is an advertisement. I understand economic needs are vital but believe this could certainly send the wrong signal about the paper selling out to commercial interests.Besides I assure many of your readers would hold the same concern regarding this aspect.
    Yours sincerely
    Bijoy Jose

  8. Sir,

    Firstly I want to inform you that icatchindia is not correct. B’coz nobody can catch my india. I request you to change your icatchindia to icatchcommunication. If you see the icatchindia and differ it in the following way:-
    i cat chindia. it refers that i am cat the phenomenon of chinese is a weaveable (leharon ka ladai ka siddant) like cat. Chindia is a mixture with china because of chin (hindi word).

    I being an indian request you once again to change your website from icatchindia to icatchcommn or icatchcommunications.

    Thanking you,

    P S Navaneetha Krishnan
    (Pure Indian)

  9. What is this comment? Is that some kind of spam?

  10. kaushik says:

    to day evry body is talking about global warming, but no bodytry start from us,how to save earth.very small things to adopt in our life,1) gate up early morning, slip earlyt night, u save 15% light 2) person for work 1km distance circle he should to only walked. we save 10% of petrol.3)

  11. kaushik says:

    to we see that each every fild our country is going back, lots of corrption in evrywere,to stop corrption open banks, bank cheq clear in same day, stop corrency of above RS 100, atm chargs nill for tthe same bank, merge the small banks in big bank,all type of tax stamp duty,court fees , local, state,center, taxes & return online, open one bank of RBI for public who will issue debit card for all types of goverment dues, telephne bills,light bill, insurence primium,etc
    for charted Accontant & other tax pract, Advocates, other agents ( octroi, exises & servics tax prac, ) etc issue multipal cliant debit card. through out india only one nuber for all types of tax.

  12. Grace says:

    Hi understand that the goverment has banned the cone speakers from begin used,the The Noise Pollution rules how ever does not seem to work, I have given many complains to the police station at villivakkam but the police who has to support refuse to take the complain saying this is Margazhi are they bribed. why do you need a police staion. Think of the aged, children who get up early to study babies sick people affected. Starting songs from 4am to 10am and then again in the evening which is not right.

    Why is the goverment still not taking proper action on such issues what is the use of applying laws when the no one follow it.

  13. kaushik says:

    sir, i visited so many revers of india, every rever transfers in nala ( black water} i tested same water in my on way , for the same igate result that water was black only due to exsses of soda asha, caustick soda, & aniline oil & bleach
    the same all chemicals are are founds in all types of detergents & sops.
    our country India is for 100,120 crors of persons.
    normally i see that in every house person using detrgent & sops very exsessly for bath, cloth washing& bartan bhandi washing for netness & clean ness. even though same is consumed by clothing industrues and tomany inustries, after using the same water is droped in all revers.

    Due to caustic soda& and soda ash all minrals of water burnes & water became black.
    solutions: 1} for cloth wasing, sab kapde bhigo ke rakhe sade pani me 10 minuts ke liye, bad me kape kahngl ke nichod le, aab aap ke kapde
    me se 70% mail, bas aur gandgi nikal gai hogi. aab aap jaha jarror hai waha pe sabo lagaiye. aur kapde ddhoieye, es se saboo {pesa} bhi bachega aur hamari nadiya bhi saff rahengi. { soboo ka pani kharab nahi hot hai u”se pheke nahi dosre din thoda sa hi saboo dalne per wo kaphee pawer phool hojayega,[pahle din ka saboo ka pani sambhal kar rakhe, saboo me soda ash hone ki wajah se kachara niche beth jayega dosre din pani ki doori balti me dhire se palte es pani me thoda sa hi dtergenrt dale ] }
    2:- for bartan dhone ke liye pahle bartan ek sde pani ki balti me haTH se dhoye feer sabbo ke pani { saboo se nahi} me dhoye.

  14. kaushik says:

    SUSIDES IN MUMBAI
    IN THIS MATTER I THING THAT WHOLE RESPONSIABLE IS “BAL MAJUDURI RULE”
    IN TO DAY PETTERNS OF STUDY, IF STUDENT CLEAR BCOM ( AGE 20 YEARS MINIMUM ) SAME STUDENT IS NOT CAPBLE TO FILL BANK SLIP, TRY IT NEAR TO YOUR HOME. HE DONT GATE ANY JOB OF RS 4000 PM. IF SAME STUDENT CLEARS MBA/OTHER EXPERT CODIPLOMA OR DEEGREE IN AGE 18-20 YEARS HE WILL GATE JOB OF NOT LESS THAN RS 25000/- PER MONTH . IN OUR COUNTRY MORE THAN 70 LACKS STUDENT PER YEARS CLEARS 12 TH,DOCTORS, ENGINIERS, MBA ETC NOT HAVING 1 TO 2 LAC SHEETS NOW WHAT IS ABOUT 68 LACK STUDENT WHAT IS THERE FUTURE AFTER 20 YEARS. NOW EVERY PARENTS WANTS THERS CHILDS SHOULD BE IN 1 TO LACK STUDENTS. THEY FULLY PRESERISE TO WORK HARD.

    NOW THE MAN POINT RHE COUNTRY IS NOT RUN BY THIS 1-2 LACK STUDENTS
    THERE MORE INCOME IN SMALL WORKS OUR BAL MAJURTI RULES NOT ALLOW STUDENT
    TO WORK BEFOR 18, IF THEY ALLOWS ALL BAL 68 LACKS STUDENT TO WORK WITH STUDY FROM THE age of 12, the same student after 8 years he will be master of the filled. our country directlly copying allother MATTERS FROM FORIGEN COUNTRY BUT NOT ON THIS { REMAINS TOMOROW }

  15. K.G.VENKATAKRISHNAN says:

    Sir,
    The problem of circulation of recycled conventional shaving blades in the market , though highlighted earlier is not getting enough attention in the media. You may aware there are lot of people who still uses the conventional blade for shaving on a daily basis and a considerable money is being spent for the same. It becomes all the more important for a pensioner who struggles to switch to new type of compact shaving system which is the craze of younger generation. Can you conduct a survey on this please and publish an article so that the concerned will wake up? Definitely there seems an orgainized gang is engaged in this task of recycling the used blades since even popular brands do not last for a single shave necessitating to buy a new one

  16. rammohanrao says:

    « Return to My Profile
    Write An Entry WHY NOT TELENGANA >
    why not telengana
    the congress party is always CHEATING PEOPLE OF TELENGANA REGION
    the SRC clearly stated no merger with Andhra region,he gave many reasons but that time central govt was influenced by andhras ,only pandit ji agreed ,not entire congress.some time panditji came under influence in some weak moments.but agreed if they do not agree they can DIVORCE.
    when once the govt appoints commission honor its recomandations, then why commission? for eye wash.
    to day SRI KRISHNA commission is an other eye wash, govt may not agree his advise
    his recomandations in Bombay trouble the govt has not agreed in full.
    THE TELENGANA ISSUE IS OF TELENGANA PUBLIC BUT GOVT WANTS ANDHRA REGIONS OPINION HOW IS IT CORRECT. IN THAT CASE YOU CAN SAY ANDAMAN OR MALDEEVES PINJAB BENGAL OPINION IS REQUIRED.IS OT NOT FOOLISH TO ASK WHO ARE NOT CONNECTED.
    THESAME WAS THE TELENGANA PUBLIC WAS AGAINST THE MERGER BUT WHY THE THEN GOVT WENT AGAINST THE WISHES OF PPUBLIC(TELENGANA). YOU HAVE NO ANSWER.
    WITH RESPECT TO MADAM YOUR ADVISORS ARE NOT ADVISING YOUR GOOD SELF PROPERLY. TODAY THESAY SEPERATE THE STATE, NEXT THEY SAY WE WILLTHINK.
    AS A MATTEROF FACT THE CONGRESS WILL NOT WIN IN BOATH AREAS IF EKECTIONS ARE HELD(ANY TIME). THEV TELENGANAPUBLIC ALWAYS SUPPORTED THE CONGRESSAND IN PARTICULAR GANDHI FAMILY. FIFTY YEARS AFTER NOW THEY HAVE TO RECONSIDER.
    PL HAVE RELIABLE ADVISERS WHIO CAN ADVISE PROPERLY, NOT ONLY TELENGANA ,BUT IN ALL OTHER MATTERS TOO.
    MADAM HAD VERY GOOD IMAGE IN PUBLIC BECAUSE OF YOUR OWN DECISSIONS,LIKE NOT ACCEPTING PM’S POST. NOW THINK AND GUIDE THE NATION.
    Mr DAMODER REDDY IS CORRECT, IN RESIGNING HE KNOWS THE PULSE OF THE PUBLIC.
    HE WAS ONCE DENIED CONGRESS TICKET , BUT HE WON THE ELECTIONS AS INDEPENDENT, BUT TRUE CONGRESS WORKER HE REJIONED. THIS SHOUL BE APPRECIATED. HE IS THE ONLY TRUE FOLLOWER .HE IS GREAT MAN SPEAKS THE TRUTH NOT AFRAID OF POSTS.
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  17. Deepthi Sreeramoju says:

    I love The Hindu newspaper as it provides accurate knowledge about the world’s news and competitive advertisements to shop from. thanks. i hope this comment will be published and will provide the readers some satisfaction in reading in general, as pertaining to this particular newspaper.

  18. k s lakshmi says:

    who is the moderator of this site and is this connected with The Hindu?

    • Vikas Gupta says:

      Lakshmi,

      Thanks for all the comments on the blog. This site is not related to the Hindu in any way but it is common finding people here thinking and leaving letters and comments as if it is!

  19. vishwa says:

    Dear Editor:

    This is to inform that a Reality show (Patye hudgi hali life hu)conducted in Suvaran Television made Brahmin respect down by doing non-sense on the show, they have played with Brahmin ego which is really not good, the episode which telecasted on 22nd June 2010 in that a girl lost the task they have given punishment which is really worst and hurting the Brahmin respect, just because that girl is Brahmin and do not even touch the non-veg so the punishment was smashing egg on her head by others is this correct, this is too much there are lot of people who are Brahmin who do not even touch the egg also so giving this punishment in a TV show is putting down Brahmins so i think he host need to ask sorry for it in the show, i request you to highlight this issue in your paper and do the needful and get the rights for Brahmin respect.
    Thank You
    Vishwa

  20. rae says:

    i need in urgent help looking for my husband whom is living in srilanka in mahammagama i need him to contact me pls if anyone can help me find a way to contact raehim pls help it is really urgent ty to u all godbless . raexxxxxxxxx

  21. rae says:

    hispls help me name is lansaga harsha nomidina madies

  22. sunil says:

    the hindu news paper is best nees news paper among english news paper. beacause it is grammer is very nice. article of hindu news paper is wonderful. so improving your knowledge, keep reading it

  23. THIAGARAJAN says:

    Iam writing the letter regarding POLLUTION. You can stop the pollution by asking the citizens not to use vehicles and ask them to use only public transport like bus and train you can also interduse tram service. by this the depletion of ozone layer will gradually slow down. mainly use white color cloths because the the colors mainly dark color will absorb heat if the people want they can en quire science teacher

  24. THIAGARAJAN says:

    Iam writing the letter regarding POLLUTION. You can stop the pollution by asking the citizens not to use vehicles and ask them to use only public transport like bus and train you can also interduse tram service. by this the depletion of ozone layer will gradually slow down. mainly use white color cloths because the the colors mainly dark color will absorb heat if the people want they can en quire science teacher

  25. nethra says:

    To the Editor

    I would like to give some comments on the recent movie “Payanam”. It has such a strong Christian element it is so disgusting . (Not that I have anything against Christians or Christianity) It shows terrorists are Muslims out hurt people. The Christian pastor is such a darling he does nothing but only prays, even prepared to use the Quran . Recent news about pastors have shown a very ugly side which is of course ignored. Strangely everyone in the plane wants him to pray loud and are in deep prayer together with him. Then there is the air hostess who kneels and prays in the toilet. Very Christian though her name does not indicate she is one. Oh my the best part is in the Holy town of Thrupati a church bell is used as a secret sign. Of course the Hindus are projected as foolish, idiotic people who believe in astrology , vashtu shashtra etc which, according to a character Subash (or is it the producer) are bringing the people down. Just to set the record straight astrology is an ancient practice and India saw much prosperity before the coming of invaders and plunderers.

  26. Rahul.kamkeri says:

    We have a democractic nation and we dont sit quite its the time for action and real action. Arrest is not the answer and whole india is disturbed today and its fighting not to get disturbed further. Anna has to be released and the protest should get a proper answer. And india wont stop till it gets peace.

  27. Deepthi Sreeramoju says:

    I think the Hindu newspaper needs to lower their criticizm on politics and stay put to local euphamization of any topics. it’s ridiculous how the hindu newspaper tries to compete with New York Times and Wall Street Journal and it’s not very appealing. those who work for the newpaper— try to be pleasant for establishing a foundation on the stated title THE HINDU. iam one. many are. don’t just stereotyp politics. its offensive!!

    with regards,

    Deepthi Sreeramoju

  28. pjlgandhi says:

    J.L.Gandhi pande from Ongole says, sir what for our state legislative Assembly? Is it for discussing the people’s problems or for pointing out the scams of the ruling as well as the opposition members, sir not in one day did I notice the members discussing the problems of their constituencies particularly the poor and the depressed. can’t the courts interfere and warn them that the state Legislative Assembly is only for discussng the peoples problenms not one’s own’s cherishma. I don’t understand why the opposition leader in the state legislative assembly Mr chandrababu Naidu is not attending the assembly and doing his own pada yatra? Were there no peoples problems in his constituency or in the state, won’t he support the no confidence motion lecelled by the other opposition members? we don’t understand what is his aim? is it for people’s good or his own good?I request the Honorable chief Justice of the High court to interfere and ask all the members of the state legislative Assembles to attend the assembly compulsorily without fail and discuss only the peoples problems. Assembly sessions should be contineously for six monthe and each MLA has tyo submit a list of the problems of the people in their constituencies.

  29. pjlgandhi says:

    please print my letter in letters to the edtor column in all English Newspapers. letter dated 15th march 2013 6:15pm