Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar did not deserve plaudits from a person like Anna Hazare. Nobody disputes that their economics has been pro-poor, but aside from the fact that the two celebrated Chief Ministers are personally clean and have shown the will to keep the administration corruption-free, they have not done much. Many candidates with criminal cases pending against them were given the ticket by Mr. Modi. Mr. Kumar's party too has its share of tainted legislators.

V. Viswanath,

Kurnool

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If you ask me to choose between corruption and communalism, I would say I am ready to tolerate corruption than live (or die) with communalism. Corruption can be fought by vigilant activists but lives lost in communal violence cannot be brought back. Against corruption, the whole country will stand united but communalism will further polarise the nation.

J. Sidharthan,

Tuticorin

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