Delivering slowly

Delivering slowly

* Apropos the editorial 'Young and regressive' (IE September 13), I am amazed at the prejudiced manner in which a systematic effort is being made to malign Akhilesh Yadav, the young chief minister of UP. Cutting across political parties, young leaders are struggling to leave their imprint in the presence of larger-than-life seniors like Sonia Gandhi, L.K. Advani, M. Karunanidhi, Parkash Singh Badal. The situation is no different in the case of Akhilesh. He is faced with many challenges in the process of modernising a party that has its own historical baggage. Such an exercise requires a lot of time. The grace with which Akhilesh has conducted himself so far demonstrates that he is capable of delivering, albeit slowly. In an age where we are always looking for instant gratification, we must understand that change cannot be instant. It takes time and we should be considerate enough to give youth that chance.

— Kiran Yadav

Etah

* As in the case of Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav is proving to be a huge disappointment. We all had huge expectations from him, but he has let us down. Perhaps he does not have a free hand to run his government and is constantly bothered by intrusions by his uncles. He is also unable to come out from under his father's shadow. Mulayam Singh Yadav is the one who seems to be running the show in UP. Having said that, his handling of the Muzaffarnagar riots

is unforgivable.

— Bal Govind

Noida

Empty show

* This refers to the editorial 'Same tokenism' (IE, September 12). It is a pity that so many years after Independence, most political parties — including the BJP — use Muslims as political ornaments without bothering about their genuine needs. While political parties are busy staging this kind of a superficial show, there is growing perception among certain sections that Muslims are unfairly appeased at the cost of others. However, the situation on the ground is the opposite. The riots in Muzaffarnagar are proof of this.

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