Arvind Kejriwal has taken a decisive step. There can be no turning back for him now (“Join the party, Mr. Kejriwal,” Oct. 4). Critics may belittle his move by citing Acharya Kriplani’s Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party and Jayprakash Narayan’s Loksatta but they must understand that the scene is different today than it was in the 1950s. A pragmatic approach by Mr. Kejriwal and his team can steer his party to a place where it will be heard. The public is seeing in his party a change it has been desperately looking for.

Onkar Nath, Bangalore

Mr. Kejriwal’s decision to start a new political party comes as a relief to the common man. India needs a change — it is sick of corruption. It needs an egalitarian rule. It would be helpful if Anna Hazare supported Mr. Kejriwal. Let us hope he will be able to bring the change that we have been dreaming about for long.

Yaswant Pulidindi, Eluru

There is nothing wrong in taking up the responsibility of cleaning up the political system from inside. The India Against Corruption movement had a grand entry on the national scene 17 months ago. With Mr. Kejriwal plunging into politics, the very objective and credibility of the movement are going to be tested. Mr. Kejriwal’s image has taken a beating because of the split in Team Anna. The hope that Mr. Hazare offered the nation has faded. It is now for Mr. Kejriwal to ensure that his party changes the system for the better and does not meet the fate of IAC.

Rajnish Kumar Yadav, Banka

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