By appointing A. Raja, Kanimozhi and Suresh Kalmadi — accused in the 2G and Commonwealth Games scam — as members of the Parliamentary Standing Committees on Energy, Home Affairs and External Affairs, the UPA government has sent a clear signal that it is not serious about tackling corruption. The common man is helpless as he does not have much of a say in governance.
G. Padmanabhan, Bangalore
Nothing will change in our country. The Congress has no respect for public opinion. That the three MPs have agreed to be on the committees before clearing their names is worse.
J.S. Bhati, Dehra Dun
By nominating MPs involved in scams to parliamentary committees, the UPA government has set a bad precedent. The reason for such a blatant action is not far to seek. The government is in desperate need of support to survive. But the move will eventually prove counter-productive.
M. Somasekhar Prasad, Badvel
The latest move by the UPA government is more amusing than shocking. All the three MPs have criminal cases pending against them although they are yet to be proved guilty of corruption. The decision to make them members of parliamentary panels has raised serious questions over the government’s propriety, ethics and morality.
Brij Raj Sahani, Lucknow
Till such time as a person is convicted by the highest court of law, there is no bar on him or her to hold any responsible post. I think we should ignore this development. Those who feel aggrieved can approach the courts.
Mudgal Venkatesh, Gulbarga