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All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN.

__ US President Donald Trump in a Tweet on impeachment enquiry against him

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The absurdity of Johnson seeking to get the EU withdrawal bill through in such a short amount of time is illustrated by the fact that the MPs had more time to debate the wild animals in Circuses Act, affecting 19 animals.

__ Andrew Hammond, Associate at LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics

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If a politician has to eat today what he said yesterday, Britain’s ebullient Prime Minister might suffer acute indigestion from too hearty a repast.

__ Sunanda K. Datta Ray, Senior journalist, columnist and author

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The Nobel committee is unaware of the importance India attaches to separating nationalism to anti-nationalism. Everything from cricket board appointments to Nobel choices must clear the test of nationalism before they can be accepted as worthy of India. Abhijit Banerjee may be a US citizen. But as long as he is a Banerjee, he is at our mercy and must pass the test.

__ T.J.S. George, Veteran journalist and author

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These are unprecedented victories because these days, few governments return after five years. In such times to be elected again is a big deal.

__ Prime Minister Narendra Modi on election results

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Have won fewer seats in Maharashtra but strike rate has improved……The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has been exemplary.

__ Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra CM

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I think it was a more difficult challenge with the media, especially the English speaking liberal media (in the West). Partly because they were ideological about (Jammu and Kashmir), and they had strong preset views about it. My view was that they didn’t present a fair picture or absorb it.

__ S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister, on the challenge for the Government of India in explaining its decision to dilute Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir to governments abroad.

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India is the only country which has the potential to match China in comprehensive national power. Realising this potential requires making difficult choices. The current political leadership has the ability to mobilize national opinion to make sacrifices today which may enable a more hopeful future. If India does not want to live in a China-dominated global order, it must make the difficult choices now.

__ Shyam Saran, former Foreign secretary and a Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research

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There is a text to RCEP, there is a context to RCEP. The text to RCEP is bad, the concept is worst……Managing Director of Amul has written to minister Piyush Goyal that India should not do RCEP, else diary cooperative will be ruined. The milk will be imported from New Zealand, sugar from Australia dairy products would be imported and it will also ruin our agriculture.

__ Jairam Ramesh, former Union Minister

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Of late, we have were getting information that terrorists are coming closer to camps in the forward areas. Ever since the abrogation of the special provisions (for J&K) we are getting repeated inputs about infiltration by terrorists from across the border. In the last one month, we have seen repeated attempts from different sectors to infiltrate terrorists. So it was decided that we target that terror camps across. We had the coordinates of these camps. We have caused severe damage to terror infrastructure.

__ Gen. Bipin Rawat, Army Chief, on Army destroying terror launch pads in PoK on October 20, 2019

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode to power promising to deter Pakistani-origin terrorism in India by threatening retribution and is now hard-pressed to deliver. The terrorist attacks continue, even without Article 370.

__ Mohan Guruswamy, Columnist

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The TDP has nothing to offer us, we don’t need the support of their three MPs in the Lok Sabha and in the Rajya Sabha their legislature party has already merged with the BJP. In such a scenario, we can contemplate the TDP merging with us but not a return to the alliance.

__ G.V.L. Narasimha Rao, BJP leader

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I personally don’t subscribe to Savarkar’s ideology but that doesn’t take away the fact that he was an accomplished man who played a part in the freedom struggle, fought for Dalit rights and went to jail for the country.

__ Abishek Singhvi, Senior Spokesperson of the Congress party

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

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The ultimate test is for the judge to decide and find out whether he will be able to deliver impartial justice to a cause with integrity and with whatever intellectual capacity at his command………In case the answer is that he will be able to deliver justice to the cause, he cannot and must not recuse from any case as the duty assigned by the Constitution has to be performed as per the oath and there lies the larger public interest.

__ Justice Arun Mishra, Supreme Court

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Parliament empowered government through Section 69(1) of the IT Act to intercept information…….Intermediaries can’t say they can’t allow decryption.

__ K.K. Venugopal, Attorney General

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The Section only allowed the government to lawfully decrypt information and did not entail any obligation on the part of the social intermediary concerned.

__ Justice Deepak Gupta, Supreme Court

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Article 19(2), introducing reasonable restrictions, is proof that free speech is not absolute in this country. The exceptions to free speech given in Article 19(2) are defined and exact.

__ K.K. Venugopal, Attorney General

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Across various Mandis Kharif crops are being sold between 8% to 37% lower than the MSP. Farmers who grow tur, mung dal, sunflower and soyabean are not able to recover their cost. What’s their fault? Who is going to compensate for this?

__ Sonia Gandhi, Congress President

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Khattar government has made every effort for people’s welfare under the leadership of Modi. I thank people for making BJP the single-largest party and giving it another opportunity to serve them.

__ Amit Shah, BJP President and Home Minister

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G E M O F T H E W E E K

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Now that BJP has rejected Gopal Kanda, will Congress also bow to public opinion and expel Mr Tharoor for abetting his wife’s unnatural death?

__ Dr. Subramanian Swamy, BJP leader

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It is time to remind the BJP about the formula arrived at when BJP chief Amit Shah visited my home….we had decided on 50:50 formula for the alliance.

__ Uddhav Thackerey, Shiv Sena chief

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I humbly accept the results of the Maharashtra of the Maharashtra Assembly elections. I sincerely thank every worker #NCP2019

__ Sharad Pwar, NCP chief

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I congratulate all newly elected Congress legislators and send warm wishes to Sharad Pawarji for an impressive performance. Our work to expose the government ….has got new strategy.

__ Ashok Chavan, former CM of Maharashtra

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The Left Front’s mass base has been increasing and its strength in the assembly has now gone up from 91to 93.

__ Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala C M

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Huzumnagar win is like tonic to my government. Opposition parties must shed their negative attitude. Blame game is not correct, and it’s clearly not working.

__ Chandrashekhar Rao, Telangana C M

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The most dangerous result in Bihar by election has emerged from Kishanganj where Asaduddin Owaisi’s Party AIMIM has won. The party is influenced by the ideology of Jinnah.

__ Giriraj Singh, Union Minister

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Congress workers must believe that the BJP can be defeated in an election. Calm and quiet patriotism can defeat muscular nationalism.

__ P. Chidambaram, Senior Congress leader

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Results show that communal jingoism does not work at a time when people are in misery over lack of jobs and economic slowdown.

__ Sitaram Yechuri, CPM general secretary

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Any threat of change in the existing state boundary is deemed unacceptable and non negotiable to the people of the state. Therefore, safeguarding the territorial integrity of Manipur along with its socio cultural fabric has been and always will be the top priority of the elected representatives of the people of Manipur.

__ Manipur Speaker Y. Khemchand Singh in a letter to PM, Narendra Modi

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I came here (Bombay) as a young boy, I remember scoring my first hundred, it was against Pakistan in an Under-19 match at the Wankhede Stadium , it was a different Wankhede stadium then. We stayed at the Sea Green Hotel, next door…….I got picked up for Ranji Trophy got my Test Match hundred here (173 versus Sri Lanka in 1997), got my Test match wins here and then coming to the IPL last year with Delhi Capitals and winning here again as BCCI President.

__ Saurav Ganguly after becoming BCCI President

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I have great respect for Saurav…. My respect for him grew even more watching him manage the Cricket Association of Bengal and the fact that cricketer of that capability and distinction will be running the BCCI. I don’t think there is anyone better than Saurav to take over the reins of the BCCI.

__ Vinod Rai, Chief of Committee of Administrators

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There was no stopping Team India as it white washed South Africa 3-0 in the Freedom Series with a massive and 202-run win in the Third Test.

__ Virat Kohli, Indian Captain

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Step 1: Merge, Step 2: Mismanage, Step 3: Show Mega Losses, Step 4: Sell Cheap to Crony Capitalist. #BsnlMtnlmerger.

__ Rahul Gandhi @ Rahul Gandhi

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A prudent analysis in fact shows that Air India is doing better than the most. In fact, it is already on a fast recovery track. ….Air India’s operating profit is expected to swell Rs.700-800 in 2019-20.

__ Manish Tiwari, Congress leader

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It doesn’t matter which political leader or which party he/she belongs, but being a “leader”, certain decorum and educational qualification should be made mandatory for all politicians.

__ Kochuseph Chitilappilly, Industrialist

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T H O U G H T F O R T H E W E E K

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Law is the great organ through which, the sovereign power of society moves

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