Mandate for change

Sir, — I refer to the editorial, "Sticking to mandate for change" (May 29). The observation that `the passion for office seems to have got the better of sound judgment' is absolutely correct. The Congress should have allowed the JD (S), the biggest gainer in the current election, to lead the coalition.

By withdrawing its claim for the Chief Minister's post, the JD (S) has made known its commitment to secularism and democracy.

A.A.H.K. Ghori, Chennai