This refers to the editorial “The perils of indulgence” (July 24). The crux of the latest political posturing from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is the high-handed behaviour of the Congress, which is yet to master the art of running a coalition government. Congress leaders must understand that a co-ordination committee is the need of the hour. Only time will tell whether the NCP is the new DMK, but anyone who follows Indian politics closely would agree that Sharad Pawar is one of the most unpredictable leaders and must be handled with utmost care. This is where the Congress is going to miss Pranab Mukherjee. Not only will Dr Manmohan Singh have to bring the economy back on track but he will also have to manage allies like Pawar, Mamata Banerjee and Mulayam Singh Yadav, who are going to make life difficult for the government.
Bal Govind Noida
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