In the article “We can cope with drought” (Business Line, July 19), the author has done well to forewarn the authorities concerned of the possibility of ‘food inflation’ flaring up, consequent upon conditions of drought due to a failure or delay of south-west monsoon this year.

The author has made a pertinent suggestion to suitably utilise surplus food grains in the Food Corporation of India godowns. After all, inflation is just a question of a mismatch between demand and supply, and with the godowns said to be overflowing, there should be no problem in meeting even the growing demand for food grains.

K.Gopalan

Bangalore

Party or son?

With reference to ‘If Sachin, why not Gandhis too?”, the question is thought-provoking and need introspection. There is no doubt that Congress has played an active role in India’s history and democracy.

Sadly, the functioning of the party leaves a lot to be desired.

So, why not a Congress party led by a non-Gandhi? This is a question no Congressman would like to answer, because sycophancy is so deep rooted in this oldest political party of the country.

Time is running out for Sonia Gandhi and she will have to decide soon about the party she is in charge off.

Bal Govind

Noida

(This article was published on July 19, 2012)
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