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Congress' plight

Sir, — If the Ernakulam episode is an indication, the Congress' inability to rein in the black sheep in its ranks could push the party to its `waterloo' in the coming parliamentary elections.

Syed Sultan Mohiddin,

Cuddapah, A.P.

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Sir, — One of the main reasons that contributed to the Congress' defeat in Ernakulam may be the stand taken by the Chief Minister, A.K. Antony, against the minorities. The minorities were waiting for a chance to teach him a lesson.

Faisal P.A.,

Chennai

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Sir, — The Congress leader, K. Karunakaran, by his unkind move, has exposed himself to Kerala's educated electorate, which is sure to show him his place the next time.

S. Srimoolanathan,

Chennai

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Sir, — The defeats in Kerala and Maharashtra are indeed warning signals for the Congress. It is also a testing time for the leadership of Sonia Gandhi.

Jacob Sahayam,

Thiruvananthapuram

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Sir, — The cartoon by Surendra (Sept. 30) reflects the recent by-election in Kerala.

Akshobhya J,

Hyderabad

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