Your article (Commentary, "Money talks," 23 March 2009) is not convincing. Why can't the Indian security establishment provide regular security cover for all operations in the country? Should people stop venturing out, close their factories/ shops, cancel weddings, too, because all forces will be diverted for the elections? Superpowers do not work on such lines where are the so-called reserve forces? It seems security resource planning in the country has been neglected by successive home ministers of low calibre. It is indeed a shame that India cannot conduct general elections in one day. The home minister should be apologetic and not dictatorial here.