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THUS SPAKE………    
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What has been spoken in the course of electioneering doesn’t matter now. The country will be run by consensus. The states ruled by the opposition parties would be equal partners in the progress of the country. We shall strive to take along all.

__Narendra Modi

I congratulate Narendra Modiji and BJP for their electoral victory. People of India have decided that Narendra Modi will be PM again and I fully respect that. The Congress will continue to fight its ideological battle with BJP unitedly.

__Rahul Gandhi, Congress President

Just spoke to Prime Minister@Narendra Modi where I congratulated him on his big political victory. He is a great man and leader for the people of India.

__Donald Trump, US President

I am convinced that, as the Prime Minister of India, you will further strengthen the centuries-old friendship between our peoples.

__Vladimir Putin, Russian President

I attach great importance to the development of China-India relations and would like to work with you to guide the development directions of the bilateral relations.

__Xi Jingping, Chinese President

I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to work with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia.

__Imran Khan, Pakistani Prime Minister

If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again.

__President Donald Trump, US President

We are certain….. there will be not be a war since neither we want a war nor does anyone have the illusion they can confront Iran in the region.

__Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign affairs minister of Iran

I will shortly leave the job that has been the honour of my life to hold….The second female prime minister, but definitely not the last….. I do so with no ill will but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love.

__Theresa May, British Prime Minister

The BJP has been trying it (to unseat him) for long. I have proved majority in the House four times in the last five months and I am ready for floor test again.

__Kamal Nath, Chief Minister, MP

It must be hoped that this “new politics” will function in the true spirit of “sabka saath, sabka vikas”. Adishankara emphasized the importance of sabhya samvad, civilised discourse, where even an opponent was treated with democratic respect.

__Pavan K. Varma, Former diplomat, author and leader of JD (U).

The present BJP leadership will stay in power for the next 20 years, perhaps longer. Here is a breakdown. Modi will complete his second term in 2024. That year he will be 74 years old and Amit Shah 60. Amit Shah will succeed Modi and win two terms ending in 2034 when he will be 70.

__T. J. S. George, Veteran journalist and author

GEM OF THE WEEK

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I will not change my ways because I am what I am because of my ways.

__Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala, after the election debacle.

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QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

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Tolerance is the homage which the finite mind pays to the inexhaustibility of the infinite.

__Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Philosopher and former Indian President