The Congress party’s miserable performance in the recent by-elections in Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra cannot be attributed solely to the Anna factor (“Inheritance of Loss”, October 31). The negative sentiment against the scam-tainted UPA was so pronounced and profound that voters did not have to think twice before deciding not to vote for the Congress party.
K. V. RAGHURAM, Wayanad The drubbing handed out to the Congress in the recent by-elections is a clear indication of the grand old party slowly losing ground even in the states which were once believed to be its strongholds. However, one can also not deny that Team Anna’s anti-corruption campaign in Hisar did have an impact upon the voters.
K. R. SRINIVASAN,