Act of vengeance

Apropos of the news report “CIAA indicts three former ministers” (THT, July 16), the anti-graft body has directed the government to recover millions of rupees that was misused by three ministers of the erstwhile royal cabinet, namely, Kamal Thapa, Tanka Dhakal and Shrish SJB Rana. But the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has found them guilty of misconduct, not of corruption. The verdict seems to be aimed more at pleasing the government than controlling corruption rampant in most of the government offices. This act smacks of a hollow act of revenge against former King Gyanendra.

Sagun Bhattarai, Chhetrapati, Kathmandu


This is in reference to the news report “Finance Minister paints rosy picture of the economy” (THT, July 16). After the great political gains of Jana Andolan II, there is much talk about the need to improve the country’s economy as well. Finance Minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat has claimed that though serious challenges await the next government, economic indicators are healthy enough to see the country through the current economic crisis. There is no harm in being optimistic but at the same time it is equally important to be realistic as well.The new government must focus on proper utilisation of the country’s abundant natural resources as the first step towards economic growth.

Chhabi Neupane, Ramnagar-1, Chitwan

No love lost

THT has maintained a high standard while choosing articles for the editorial page. However, I was surprised to read Kumud Ghimire’s Midway write-up “Love letter” (THT, July 15), which frankly deserved no place on the editorial page. Publication of such articles on the editorial page will lead to the deterioration of the quality of the newspaper and discourage good

writers. THT should maintain its reputation by publishing articles of good quality and substance. This will help maintain the quality of the newspaper and please its readers.

Guru Dristi, Narayangadh


It is a shame that the government has failed to honour its promises to the Madhesi parties. It had on Feb 28 agreed to meet the demands of Madhesis. Sadly, the Fifth Amendment did not include in the Interim Constitution the provisions of the February agreement. The government has deceived the Madhesis by neglecting their demands. They should stand up against this injustice and fight for their rights.

Shailendra Gupta, Dahiyar, Bara

YCL excesses

This refers to the letter “Law of the jungle” (THT, July 16). I support the writer’s view in that as the CPN-Maoist is readying itself to head the new government, it doesn’t suit the party to run a parallel administration through its youth wing, the Young Communist League. On no grounds can the Young Communist League (YCL) take law into its own hands. There will be no difference between the law of the jungle and the law of the land if the YCL does not stop dispensing vigilante justice.

Manit Deokota, Sukhedhara, Kathmandu