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Cops should not chase traffic rule breakers

Generally we see traffic police chase the motorists travelling without wearing for punitive action. At that time, the vehicle user generally increases the speed to avoid the police. This might cause accidents.

Therefore, the best way of nabbing the bikers without helmets and car drivers without wearing safety belt is that the police should wait near speed breakers. The vehicle operators, while driving willy-nilly dead slow to avoid accidents at speed breakers.

That time is convenient for the police to nab the rule breakers. This is the most convenient way for both the police and vehicle operators. Recently, I think High Court also passed a ruling banning the police from chasing vehicles.

E Sreerama Murty, Yellamanchili, Visakhapatnam, AP

Ensure students' safety in govt schools

It was shocking to read that a Class 5 girl died as she was bitten by a snake that crept into the classroom (Girl dies of snakebite in classroom, Nov 22).

The young schoolgirl, 10-year-old S Sherin, died after being bitten by a snake when seated in her classroom. It is ironical that the school where the most unfortunate incident happened is located in the Lok Sabha constituency of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi at Sulthan Bathery in Kerala. Angry students took out a protest march and demanded strict action against those responsible.

Though a teacher in the school has been suspended, that won't suffice. A case should be registered, and more action should be taken against teachers and medical professionals. The girl who died under unfortunate circumstances should get justice.

According to reports, the incident occurred at 3.10 p.m. and no action was taken by the school authorities till 3.50 p.m. and Sherin was taken to a nearby hospital only after her father came with a car, even as there were other cars in the school.

This shows callousness on part of responsible teachers. Such incidents should not happen.

Hemalatha Moola, ECIL, Hyderabad

Maharashtra politics takes unexpected turns

It is interesting to see Maharashtra politics getting murkier by the day. A strange combination of three parties with ostensibly diverse ideologies are coming together to form the government.

This shows how low the leaders and political parties can stoop in their blind race for power. After an assurance from the NCP stalwart Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena chief Uddav Thackeray went ahead to the make or break point with the BJP and eventually parted ways with his long-time ally.

A major hitch came when Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, in the first meeting outrightly refused to align with the Sena, citing ideological differences but pressure from party MLAs, tailored by senior leaders of the NCP, compelled her to rethink the decision.

Congress' Maharashtra leaders also suggested to Gandhi that the party join hands with the Sena, expressing apprehensions otherwise that some MLAs may drift away.

Gandhi's nominees Ahmed Patel, Mallikarjun Kharge and K C Venugopal gave the same report, while Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, in whose State the MLAs were lodged, also said the same thing.

Meanwhile, the Congress leadership did not want any Karnataka-type fiasco, where its coalition government with the Janata Dal-Secular repeatedly ran into rough weather before collapsing, so it was decided to explore the possibility of an alliance and it was decided that a common minimum programme be drafted.

The finalisation of the CMP was followed by negotiations on the power-sharing agreement. One has to wait and watch what more stranger things are in store for people of Maharashtra!

Ravinder Reddy K, Hyderabad

BJP's trail of corruption exposed

The reports that the BJP had received a large donation from a company being probed by the ED for facilitating "terror funding", citing the ruling party's filings with the Election Commission seem to be just the tip of an iceberg.

The reports say the company, which was involved in transactions with and buying properties from the late Iqbal Memon alias Iqbal Mirchi, gave Rs 10 crore to the BJP in 2014-15. Mirchi was a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim.

It is shameful of a party like the BJP's to accept donations from a person accused of 'terror funding'. Why did the BJP receive crores in donation from a company accused of buying properties of Iqbal Mirchi, a Dawood Ibrahim aide?

This amounts to 'treason. In all probability, the BJP's electoral bond scandal may have crossed over from corruption to treason, as the Congress leaders rightly said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah are answerable to the Indian people.

The Prime Minister needs to explain how terror money could be received as donation by the BJP. It is no less than terror funding.

During demonetisation, Modi screamed that the move was to curb terror funding, then how does he justify receiving the dirty money from a firm linked to a terror accused? They have been taking money from various sources without showing any account. They have now been exposed.

Chandra Mouli Moleti, Vizianagaram, AP

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