Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani's call for a broadbased collegium for appointments to constitutional posts like the Election Commissioner is worth considering (June 4). Hitherto, the President on the advice of the Prime Minister made the appointments which were more a unilateral decision of the ruling party. Hence, an element of favouritism could not be ruled out. The UPA should consider Mr. Advani's idea in a democratic spirit. It should not forget the embarrassment it faced during the appointment of the former Chief Vigilance Commissioner.

A. Michael Dhanaraj,


Problems could arise when there is a conflict of interest as in the inclusion of the minister of law and justice during the selection of Election Commissioners.

J. Venkat,


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