I write in to congratulate Mayawati on her vision (On Maya Ave., Sept 14)! If not her, her statue shall stand tallest among our politicians. It bodes well for the construction industry too, though an unsavoury race aiming at bigger sizes is possible too. Sarvesh S., Gurgaon
Behenji ki jai ho! All you Manuwadis out to get her, so what if a few people die in UP of hunger, starvation or disease, or freeze to death in winter? All this cannot be allowed to come in the way of a ‘larger than life’ cause. Akbar Shah, Dubai
The depths to which Mayawati has sunk is appalling. May God grant her a conscience. I wait for the day when Indians will rise above caste politics and elect persons who are less corrupt, and are dedicated to the betterment of a poor state like UP. Sanjiv Bari, New Delhi
Is there no law to rein in such blatantly wanton behaviour? R.K. Mukherjee, Houston
This is exactly the kind of behaviour that results in sympathy for anti-state forces like the Naxalites. How to defend India against such internal threats? All this, I feel, is going to end badly one day. Tejinder, St Louis, US
She has no sense of shame. Gulrez, Lucknow
Talking of Mayawati’s largesse (On Maya Ave, Sept 14), it’s estimated that 70 per cent of India’s wealth is with 10 per cent of its population. Another 20 per cent is with another 20 per cent of the population. So 90 per cent of India’s wealth is with 30 per cent of its people, mostly the upper castes. And the rest, a mere 10 per cent, with 70 per cent of the people. How did this come to pass? Isn’t it time the wealth was redistributed?
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