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Corrigenda 7 May 2016

Saturday 7 May 2016

In the editorial “Bengal Polls, Uttarakhand, Chopper Deal” (Mainstream, April 30, 2016), several grammatical and factual errors have crept in.

The third sentence in the first paragraph on column one of page 2 should read: “This is the most striking consequence of the Left-Congress seat-adjustment in the State—something really unique considering the fact that the Left and Congress are engaged in a bitter fight in the Kerala Assembly polls being held simultaneously this time around.”

The last sentence in the same paragraph on column two of page 2 should read: “These were by and large unconvincing; what was underscored more effectively was by Congress MP Sachin Pilot in Kolkata today—he pointed out that the BJP was contesting in a large number of constituencies in order to split the (anti-TMC) votes thereby reducing the vote-share of the Left-Congress combine and helping the TMC in the process.”

The first sentence of the third paragraph on column two of page 2 should read: “Meanwhile the second phase of Parliament’s Budget session got off to an anticipated stormy start on April 25 with the issue of imposition of President’s Rule in Uttarakhand stalling the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha for two consecutive days; it was orchestrated mainly by the Opposition Congress which was incidentally backed by the Left, Samajwadi Party and BSP—all of them demanding an immediate debate on the subject.”

The second sentence in the same paragraph should read: “The Treasury Benches, and Leader of the House and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in particular, stoutly defended the Centre’s action while opposing a debate on the plea that the matter was pending in the Supreme Court.”

These errors are regretted. —Editor