STUDENTS GETTING LURED BY E-CIGARETTES ALARMING
It is alarming that new versions of tobacco are available to students in the market (’E-cigarettes within civic school students’ reach, reveals survey’, February 10). It is shocking that even after knowing the ill effects of tobacco, students are getting lured by it. I believe such things happen due to the absence of bonding between parents and children, and children not indulging in extra-curricular activities.
MAYA HEMANT BHATKAR
MNS IN STATE OF CONFUSION
With the general elections barely three months away, the MNS is increasingly appearing like a rudderless ship, with its rank and file left in a state of utter confusion (’Confusion reigns at MNS with Lok Sabha, state polls nearing’, February 10). Having already alienated the sympathies of the BJP leadership by its virulent attacks on the saffron party’s top brass, it has been left with only two options if it wants to ensure its political survival — either go solo or accept whatever crumbs the “secular” NCP throws at it.
GLAD THAT ARUN JAITLEY HAS RETURNED
Happy to learn that Arun Jaitley is back from the United States after medical treatment (‘Jaitley returns from the US after medical treatment’, February 10). The job of finance minister is extremely strenuous and PM Modi should relieve Jaitley of such a responsibility and make Piyush Goyal, who was holding the portfolio in his absence, the FM of the country. Goyal’s interim budget was applauded by all and the chartered accountant by profession is better suited for this job.