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Jayalalithaa's views

Apart from expressing her strong and valid views on the need to exclude the Prime Minister from the ambit of the Lokpal bill, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has made two points (Interview, June 28) which are relevant to all leaders of present and past. The first point is her assertion, “any person evolves with time and experience. It is the same with any political leader.” The second is the statement “If you insist on what transpired in the past and you dwell on issues that happened in the past, you are stagnating.” These observations have already been imprinted in her one-month old administration. Tamil Nadu, perhaps for the first time, is free from political vendetta which used to be the hallmark of regime change in the State.

Capt. T. Raju (retd.),

Secunderabad

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Ms Jayalalithaa's views on why the Prime Minister should be excluded from the Lokpal's purview are valid and provide food for thought. We have seen for ourselves the machinations of foreign powers in deciding policy issues in various countries. The point made by her on the destabilisation angle brooks consideration. Ms Jayalalithaa is the only political leader who has come out with a rational view on the Lokpal.

Paingannan Senthil Kumar,

Gurgaon

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An honest Prime Minister cannot ensure corruption free governance if the conditions in which he functions do not allow him to do so. Democracy means equality in the eyes of law. We cannot proceed on the assumption that some are more equal than others.

A. Michael Dhanaraj,

Coimbatore

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I find Ms Jayalalithaa a very mature politician and a leader capable of doing much more for her State and the country. The way she handled the interview on Times Now was superb. Her answers were to the point. The so-called spokespersons of the Congress, who can never think of the larger picture and keep blaming the BJP and the RSS for almost everything, should take a lesson or two from the AIADMK leader.

S.D. Ranganathan,

Mysore

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