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  • Discussing three way nuclear deal that includes Russia, China.

__ Donald Trump, US President

  • China will seek to establish additional military bases in countries with which it has a long-standing friendly relationship and similar strategic interests, such as Pakistan, and in which there is a precedent for hosting militaries.

__ Pentagon in its latest report presented to the US Congress on China’s expanding military power

  • What they don’t realize is that it’s impossible to keep these terrorist groups under control. And that eventually comes back to bite you. You know, I believe, that Pakistan, at the end of the day may be the most dangerous country in the world.

__ Michael Morell, former CIA Acting Director

  • It is a matter of satisfaction that a consensus has developed in the world on designating Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Der Aye, Durust Aye. (Better late than never). …….. It is a big success for India’s efforts since long to root out terrorism.

__ Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

  • The listing of Masood Azhar and the designation as global terrorist are not the bio data of the man. They don’t have to give his background and each and every activity. The core issue is that he has been designated as global terrorist and he and his country will have to take the consequences as well as the fact that the international community has been persuaded by the evidence that has been presented. The aggression of certain countries in supporting this designation as global terrorist, including China, is in the background of recent events including Pulwama and exposure of Pakistan after Balakot

__ Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minister

  • Terrorist sshall not be tolerated and this declaration from the UN is noteworthy. It is the result of the persistent measures taken by the External Affairs Ministry under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

__ Nirmala Sitraman, Union Defence Minister

  • We humbly request them with folded hands to not take credit for everything. Stop taking credit and applauding yourself. Also tell the country that you had freed Azhar from a Jammu jail. We had got Hafiz Saeed designated (as a global terrorist after the Mumbai terror attacks). I condemn Pakistan government’s claim that it is their diplomatic victory. They are saying that we have got Pulwama and Kashmir de-linked from it (the listing) and then this declaration has been made….This is a serious matter. For us, Pulwama is very important as Azhar had a direct role and he had accepted it. Then it would mean that the earlier incidents and the 26/11 (Mumbai terror attacks) was the basis for banning him for which we had submitted all documents.

__ Rajeev Shukhla, Congress spokesperson

  • The formidable issues that remain on the long list of Indian grievances cannot be wished away or resolved with the Chinese tendency to measure time in terms of ages. The other issue was simpler than the rest but the fact that it took China ten years to concede even a symbolic win for India should be another lesson for us.

__ T. P. Srinivasan, Veteran diplomat and Author

  • That neither Pulwama nor Kashmir nor indeed India as a terror target is noted as the reason for listing Masood Azhar as the 422nd “global terrorist” means that a compromise was reached.

__ K.C. Singh, Former Secretary in the external affairs ministry

  • The bombings (Sri Lanka) were planned by members of one of the wealthiest families in the island. Foreign-educated scions of this politically influential family were among those who volunteered to blow themselves up in the suicide mission.

__ T . J. S. George, Veteran Journalist and Author

  • They (Lanka blast suspects) have gone to India, they have gone to Kashmir, Bangalore, they have travelled to Kerala state. Those are the information available with us. (They were) definitely in some sort of training or to make some more links towards the other organizations outside the country.

__ Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake, Sri Lankan Army Chief

  • Mayawatiji, I am most backward….I request you with folded hands not to drag me into caste politics. This country did not know my caste till my detractors abused me. I am thankful to Mayawatiji, Akhileshji, the Congress people and the ‘mahamilawatis’ that they are discussing my caste.

__ Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

  • Mr. Modi is the first person who became PM later, who campaigned his caste on his sleeve (2014): ‘I am an OBC’. Now he says he has no caste….In 2014 and thereafter he said repeatedly that the people elected a chaiwala as PM. Now he says that he never mentioned his origins as chaiwala. What does the PM takes us for?

__ P. Chidambaram, former Finance Minister of India

  • How is the prime minister’s caste relevant? He has never done caste politics. He has only done developmental politics. He is inspired by nationalism.

__ Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister of India

  • You shy away from giving your wife her due respect, what will you give to the people? This election is not (a test) for Mamta Bannerjee, but for you (Modi).

__ Mamta Bannerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal

  • One wrong vote can make your children chaiwala, pakorawala or chowkhidar. Better prevent and prepare, rather than repent and repair.

__ Navjot Singh Sidhu, Congress leader

  • I have never used the term Hindu terror. I am a devout Hindu

__ Digvijay Singh, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister

  • The fact is that we have a very large majority of Hindus and it becomes their responsibility to see that minority communities don’t feel threatened and democracy is a system designed for that.

__ Shyam Benegal, Veteran film maker

  • RBI has procrastinated and made excuses. It takes only 30 seconds to reveal the already published reports….Why is the RBI not disclosing the details? Why is the government of India not giving a directive to the RBI to disclose the same? Is it because you (Mr.Modi) have much to hide? Nobody is asking for the defaulters to be sent to jail but the applicant is only asking for the names?

__ Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Congress spokesperson

  • The Election Commission has taken action against bogus voting based on the enquiry report submitted by the district returning officer. For the commission, all political parties are equal.

__ Teeka Ram Meena, Chief Election Officer, Kerala

  • The CPM has lost the moral right to continue in office following the Election Commission confirming that the party cadre had indulged in bogus voting. Repolling must be conducted at all booths where bogus voting was reported.

__ Ramesh Chennithala, Leader of the Opposition, Kerala

  • The CEO became party to the propaganda (against the LDF). He should have desisted from taking action on the basis of media trial.

__ Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, CPIM state secretary

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