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Letters to the Editor: Sept 19, 2018

1) 373 changes has become a joke!

Mumbai’s Development Plan 2034 is in shambles and the 373 new changes listed in the Development Plan story is a joke. It is a never-ending story in a development plan that has taken ages to become a blueprint and one wonders how much more time would be required to be implemented on the ground. Politicians want Mumbai to become an international city but thought process remains ancient. What good is infrastructure development when it is not backed and supported adequately by services like transportation, sanitation, water supply, fire fighting and other accessories.

The British model of development one thought was good. The British Raj buildings are still strong and the infrastructure they built is still being used but the only problem is the population which has multiplied. International renowned architects should be hired to plan the city of Mumbai so that we need not make multiple changes every now and then!

– S.N.Kabra

 

2) Congress betrayed people’s trust

Congress Party had ever been the most popular and strongest party in India which used to claim that if a dog stands as our candidate all over the country it will certainly win. But time has changed totally. Now, the same Congress has become like a penniless asking every single individual party in India whether it is big or small, to form an alliance with it. It shows that now the nation does not believe in the Congress Party, so Congress should realise the reasons which led it to such worse position. Only blaming BJP or protesting against the BJP will not bring any good results, and it seems that people hardly will believe in Congress once more. So Congress should do something incredible to regain its lost prestige.

– Mohd Usmani

 

3) Follow footsteps of other state govt

The price hike of liquid gold has reached to stratospheric levels of above Rs 90 per litre in 11 cities across Maharashtra. Parbhani is India’s costliest city, selling petrol at Rs 91.19 per litre. In other cities also petrol is kissing a distance of the Rs 90-mark. When the Karnataka government announced a cut on the VAT on petrol and diesel making fuel cheaper by Rs 2, and Rajasthan government also announced 4 per cent reduction in the VAT, why is Maharashtra government yet to take such decision? I request the Maharashtra government to facilitate its public with the reduction in the VAT so people can have a sigh of relief.

– Ibne Qasim

 

4) The Great alliance is lingering now

The recent statement of Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati “she would join the alliance only if she was given a respectable number of seats for the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh” is not unexpected. It was quite expected that every party that joins the great alliance against BJP will demand a respectable position, otherwise, it may quit from alliance as Mayawati stated. It is the time for Congress to worry and think about how to manage this situation which may harm its dreams and claims. Now the alliance which was introduced by Congress look lingering in its way. Now, Congress Party should realise that forming an alliance of all the parties against the BJP will not be a cup of tea to claim as a winner in the 2019 general elections.

– Mohd Faheem

 

5) China is on the right path

I don’t think that China made any mistake to raise tariffs of $60 billion on the US products. Because it is a very right response to President Donald Trump’s latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing’s technology policy. It is a trade war which was commenced by the US President recently when Trump made a tariff hike of $200 billion on Chinese goods. Obviously, every country desires to grow up its economy at any cost. America should not underestimate China’s power in the field of economy, because China has played a crucial role in the economic growth in the last few decades. Now, Trump should bear up this lost because it resulted from his own decisions.

– M.F.U.Tandvi

 

(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)

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