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I challenge you to find a single instance in any function of the past UPA government, of any contribution, by late Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vapjpayee, having been remembered, whereas I have, twice from the ramparts of the Red Fort, said all those who came before me contributed to where we are today as a nation. So, Vajpayeeji may have been from the BJP, what about contributions of P.V. Narasimha Rao or even Manmohan Singh?

__ Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

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To some critics and naysayers, this situation presents a case for hoisting the classical counter narrative –unelected judges acting under the constitutional mandate get to overturn the acts of the elected majority. However, it is for us to recollect that such situations across the world have heaped tremendous pressure on the judicial organs and it is no surprise that In some jurisdictions, judiciary too has succumbed to populist forces….This is also an area that requires judiciary to prepare itself, to strengthen itself about such political onslaughts on the independence of the institution. ..Non- political appointments of judges alone could ensure independence of judiciary.

__ Ranjan Gogoi, Chief Justice of India

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Today one-third of Kashmir is not with us. Who announced ceasefire when Pakistan encroached into Kashmir after independence and occupied of its territory? Jawaharlal Nehru announced ceasefire and Pakistan took away that part of Kashmir.

__ Amit Shah, Union home Minister

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Donald Trump only won the US Presidential polls only because of Russian interference.

__ Jimmy Carter, former US President

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France considers the issue of climate change a ‘red line’.

__ Emmanuel Macron, French President

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India is the birthplace of four major religions. Let’s stand up together for religious freedom for all, let’s speak out strongly together in favour of those rights. For whenever we do compromise for those rights, the world is worse off.

__ Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of state during his recent visit at the speech delivered in India International Centre, New Delhi

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I want Congress to grant citizenship to more than 8,00,000 illegal US residents.

__ Joe Biden, US Presidential candidate

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Tamil Nadu government declined Kerala’s offer of water as there was no scope for corruption.

__ M.K. Stalin, DMK chief

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Abhinandan’s moustache should be made ‘national moustache’

__ A.R. Choudhary, Congress Leader

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Huawei is a company owned by its employees, and is not meant for state spying…if we are asked for unlawful data access by the Chinese government, we will flatly refuse. We will shut down operations than part with such information.

__ Jay Chen, CEO of Huwei in India

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How will BJP govt. win trust of minorities and Dalits who are being subjected to atrocities every day?

__ P. V. Abdul Wahab, IUML MP

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A vigilant society should be there to protect the democracy.

__ O. Rajagopal, BJP MLA in Kerala

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Those who criticise saffron forget that it is a part of the national flag.

__ Nalin Kohli, BJP spokesman

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The BJP is destroying all democratic institutions. It is spreading communal fanaticism. The people of the state are witnessing what is happening at Bhatpara in North 24 Praganas. They now see what happens if you vote for the BJP. I think all of us – Trinamool, Congress and CPIM – should come together in the battle against the BJP. But it does not imply we have to join hands politically. We can share on many common issues at the national level.

__ Mamata Bannerjee, West Bengal CM

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Q U O T E O F T H E W E E K

In some European countries parents are told that girls can no longer wear skirts to the school. What is this?......There is real overreach and this liberal idea begins devouring itself…..There all kinds of things now – they came up with six or five genders: transformers, trans….. I don’t even understand what it is….You can’t impose your point of view by force. …Representatives of the liberal idea impose certain sexual education in schools, parents don’t want it and are practically jailed…..People are fed up…..This may explain the Trump phenomenon, his victory, this is why unhappy people take to streets in Western Europe.

__ Vladimir Putin, Russian President

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THUS SPAKE………   

Without debate, without criticism no administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive.

__ J. F. Kennedy