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MyVoice is to lift up the voices and experiences

MyVoice is to lift up the voices and experiences
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MyVoice is to lift up the voices and experiences

Why not abolish income tax?

Our Prime Minister is known for taking bold decisions like surgical strikes,demonetisation, GST,etc.

Fighting black money there are several problems like unemployment, black money stashed in foreign country banks, corruption in the whole system by just one more bold decision of abolition of income tax all together.

The whole black money will come out into the market which will spur growth at one go.

Black money hidden in the nation and foreign banks will come in the market. With growth in production and consumption the industries will employ more, so the educated youth will become busy because of employment thereby we will see surprising decline in crime rate.

The so-called destruction of SMES and small traders, because of oft repeated reasons due to notebandi will reverse in unforeseen spurt in activity.

With excise duty, import duty, services tax touching the roof because of increase in production and consumption, the GDP will get a jump.

Several countries do not impose income tax, and this is the disease which keeps our people corrupt, abolition of income tax will transform our society into a healthy nation. problems in the nation are many and sometimes we the people of India feel hopeless.

Kantichand Rampuria Jain, Srikalahasti

The dubious history of Congress

This refers to speech of Prime Minister during motion of thanks to President in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Narendra Modi made it clear that he could not be provoked to act in haste on the matters which were to be decided by courts when he countered a Congress Parliamentarian who earlier challenged the central government for putting in jail family-members and relations of Nehru-Gandhi family if these were considered thieves by the Prime Minister.

The PM while referring to the provocative demand rightly replied that the government would not interfere in the matter which were to be decided by courts.

He timely linked the issue with imposition of emergency on 25.06.1975 when court-decisions were overturned by imposition of emergency to retain power by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Congress was also reminded of its failure to honour Prime Ministers from Congress party who were not from Nehru-Gandhi family like PV Narasimha Rao and Dr Manmohan Singh.

Everyone knows that Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee despite being the most capable prime ministerial candidate, was not crowned on the post because party-owner Nehru-Gandhi family did not trust him to be a loyal to the great political family of India.

Even Sardar Patel who was not given due respect by his own party, was honoured adequately by BJP.

Subhash Chandra Agarwal, Delhi

Jagan needs to be lauded

The Chief minister of AP declaring that his government would not allow bauxite mining in agency area in tune with the aspirations of tribal people is a right move in right direction.

He having ordered for the cancellation of the Government order that deals with the mining which was in suspended form immediately has shown his resolve.

The bauxite reserves in the area are very much helpful in keeping the ground water levels intact. If they are exploited it would badly effect the eco system, in addition to making the people displaced.

The government should also work on implementing the Forest Rights Act effectively, as thousands of tribals are on verge to be displaced after the judgment of Supreme Court.

Dr D V G.Sankararao, Nellimarla

Let food habits be a matter of choice

Apropos the article "Children have the right to eat eggs, onions and garlic" (THI 26 June).It is high time organisations and well wishers do not attempt to give every good scheme a political colour and that too mid day meals in school.

There are hundreds of ways to serve mid day meals without interfering the choice of eating habits of children. Giving Brahminical or any other religious colour is not good taste and best way to deal with the sensitive issue is to find a way to provide both meals.

It may not be necessary to cook them in school. It may good two separate centralised kitchen can be given responsibility to prepare as per choice and can served in packets.

The authors argument on logistical problem transporting eggs and milk is not a big problem. Even eggs can break during transportation. It is essentially a matter of how to serve.

The religious organisation who have partnered with government could have handled the issue in a better way. Those who are raising the issue for and against should respect the choice of children.

However, the fact of the matter is in countries across the globe people have understood the benefits of vegetarian food over animal food and India being multicultural would also slowly turn like them and the best way to do it is through mid- day meal but not through force or otherwise.

N Nagarajan, Hyderabad

Mayawati back to her old ways

BSP supremo Mayawati's decision to part ways with the Samajwadi Party has not come as any kind of surprise neither to me nor to the media nor the politicians.

In any case, this is not the first time that Mayawati is dumping an ally. Way back in the 90s, she abandoned the BJP, which was responsible for giving her the first taste of power - she became chief minister of UP three times with the BJP's support, and each time, she slammed the door on their face.

I am reminded of the Prime Minister's warnings from every platform in the State that the Mahagathbandhan was an opportunistic alliance which is bound to fall apart soon after the poll is over.

Indeed, his description of it as 'mahamilavat' was rather apt for it was an unnatural alliance based on nothing better other than a strong desire to fend off the formidable challenge from the Modi-led BJP.

Padmini Raghavendra, Secunderabad

PM should be unbiased

It sounds good when our prime minister Narendra Modi and his leaders chant the slogan " Sab ka Saath Sab Ka Vikas Sab Ka Vishwas ".

But as realty is concerned it is nowhere to be seen because this government has failed in winning the minorities and poor people's trusts all over the India.

Specially in Muzaffarpur when around 200 children had died and ministers were anxious about India and Pak cricket clashes, and Jharkhand when a 22-year-old has been beaten to death by mob.

Overall our prime minister Narendra Modi expressed his sympathy on his official Twitter for a cricketer when he was injured but he felt needless to say or tweet any single sympathetic word for the families who lost their children in Bihar because of disease and in Jharkhand and parts of the country due to mob lynchings.

I hope our prime minister would have concern for all citizens of the country irrespective of their background, caste, colour and creed.

Md Azim, Sheohar, Bihar

We cannot afford to be hateful

India cannot afford to tolerate the culture of lynching. Mobs have grown accustomed to grabbing individuals suspected of some crime and beating them to a pulp, often resulting in death.

What has made lynching even more horrific than fatal mob violence is the religious tinge given to it. In the latest episode of lynching, coming in from Jharkhand, a young Muslim welder who had come home from his migrant workplace in Pune, was beaten for hours on end on suspicion of stealing a motorcycle.

Video clips of the beating have been circulating on TV/social media, which show members of the mob asking him to chant Jai Shri Ram and Jai Hanuman and the victim complying. It is distressing to see his young widow crying.

Remember...soon after PM Narendra Modi exhorted NDA MPs to win the trust (sabka vishwas) of the minorities, a Muslim man was slapped by a bunch of goons in Gurugram in May.

His 'crime': he was wearing a skull cap, which was not 'allowed' in the area. He was told to remove it and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' and 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'.

But such deplorable incidents belie Modi's claim that the Opposition is making the minorities live in 'imaginary fear'. The fear is palpably real; the apprehension that things might get even worse for the 'other' during the NDA's second term is not unfounded.

The onus is on the top brass to show zero tolerance to intolerance, lest the dream of a 'new India' turn into a nightmare.

J S Acharya, Hyderabad

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