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Readers’ Manifesto

Readers’ Manifesto
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First Published: Fri, Apr 24 2009. 09 37 PM IST

Updated: Fri, Apr 24 2009. 09 37 PM IST
We asked that you set the agenda for our politicians for Election 2009. Here’s what you said:
• Increase in the rate of literacy
• Uplift in the standard of living of rural women
• Better regulatory standards and mechanisms to safeguard the interests of small investors
• Strong legislation against politicians with criminal records
• Law to ban criminals from the legislature
• A society free of corruption
• Control on population growth
• Proper utilization and audit of funds used by MPs, MLAs and other elected representatives
• Periodical reviews of assets of all public servants
• Ensuring proper education for people living below the poverty line and ensuring they get proper meals
• Inculcating a spirit of nationalism and patriotism in our youth
• Ensuring employment for the youth
• Passing the Companies Bill and making directors of boards of companies accountable
• An active corporate debt market, without which we will be unable to properly develop our infrastructure
Read what Mint staffers think should be on the agenda of politicians this election at www.blogs.livemint.com/mintmanifesto
Write in 500 words on the same topic to lounge@livemint.com. The best piece will be put up as a podcast on www.livemint.com and the writer will win a copy of No Prime Minister by Sudhir Tailang, ( Wisdom Tree, Rs200). The book features 150 cartoons (that first appeared in The Asian Age and the Hindustan Times), with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as the lead protagonist.
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First Published: Fri, Apr 24 2009. 09 37 PM IST