In a column in The Sunday Times on April 24 headlined "Elected presidency scheme has several contradictions", we erred in quoting Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon as saying: "...merit in terms of who might in fact be the best president is not necessarily the same thing as the one who is most likely to win an election. There are two different points there that we might be in danger of conflicting by putting this considerable emphasis on merit."
What the Chief Justice in fact said was: "There are two different points there that we might be in danger of conflatingby putting this considerable emphasis on merit."
We are sorry for the error.
The Chief Justice heads a Constitutional Commission to review the elected presidency and it has been holding public hearings.