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THUS SPAKE

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Today, we have a unique situation in our new and recent history. They (other countries) are trying to catch up with us. Not a single country possesses hypersonic weapons, let alone continental-range hypersonic weapons.

__ Vladimir Putin, Russian President

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I heard a terrifying sound shortly after take-off. The plane was flying at a tilt. Everything was like in a movie: yells, shouts, people crying.

__ Survivor of Bek Air plane crash in KazakhAstan 19 seconds after takeoff

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These are childish statements. The Congress parties like it and their allies….you’re continuing to peddle lies? After the formation of my government, from 2014 till this day, I want to tell the 130 crore citizens of the country, there has been no discussion on the word NRC. There hasn’t even been any talk (about it). Only after the Supreme Court said so it (NRC) had to be done for Assam. Lies are being spread.

__ Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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There is no need to debate this (Pan-India NRC) as there is no discussion on it right now. PM Modi was right and there is no discussion on it yet either in the cabinet or Parliament.

__ Amit Shah, BJP President and Home Minister

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The BJP led government has a larger and more sinister agenda and that’s why the NPR approved by them is very dangerous and different in terms of the TEXT as well as the CONTENT of NPR 2010.

__ P. Chidambaram, former Finance Minister

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The Prime Minister is saying there has been no discussion or proposal on (nationwide implementation of National Register of Citizens) but a few days ago BJP President and Union Home Minister, Amit Shah had said NRC exercise would be carried out across the country….Both the statements are contradictory. We wonder who is speaking the truth. They are trying to create confusion.

__ Mamata Bannerjee, West Bengal CM

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Rattled by protests and declaration by at least 10CMs that they will not implement the NRC, PM Modi put out so many untruths.

__ Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, CPIM

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We will not allow the BJP, RSS and “chaddiwallahs” to attack the culture, language and identity of Assam. RSS and Nagpur cannot run Assam.

__ Rahul Gandhi, Congress Leader

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Mr. Modi is a liar. In 2018 the Narendra Modi government had sanctioned Rs.46 crore for the largest detention centre at Matia in Goalpara district of Assam for housing 3000 illegal immigrants. Suddenly he says there is no detention camp.

__ Tarun Gogoi, Senior Congress leader

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I think once the prime minister of the country says something that is the last word. The prime minister has categorically clarified. There is no question of NRC, no discussion in the cabinet, no provision for that, no law for that.

__ Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Railways

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Was it so urgent for the government to sideline the economic issues and focus on peripheral things (CAA) like this? Congress and all those who believe in the Constitution and our heritage are against this Act.

__ Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister

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BJP must learn to more effectively balance a national narrative with local issues. The sum is only a whole of the parts. If the parts fall apart, the sum does not hold.

__ Pavan K. Varma, JDU leader and former IFS officer

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Dented in Haryana, Denied in Maharashtra, Defeated in Jharkhand. That is the story of the BJP in 2019.

__ P. Chidambaram, former Finance Minister

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Jharkhand is a North Indian state and for BJP to get decimated in a North Indian state is a statement in itself. Congress’s good show in urban areas also breaks the myth of BJP’s dominance in urban areas.

__ R.P.N. Singh, In-charge of Congress campaign in Jharkhand

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The issue in India currently is growth slowdown. We still believe that it is mostly cyclical not structural…..Because of the financial sector issues we think the recovery will not be as quick as we thought earlier. That’s the main issue.

__ Ranil Salgado, IMF Mission Chief for India

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Social expenditure of states is going down …Coming budget cannot have a decline in social expenditure. Stagflation is knocking on our doors._

__ Amit Mitra, Finance Minister West Bengal

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I challenge them (BJP) to publish their report cards…

__ Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi

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

Dissent is the essence of democracy……Let the government propose, Opposition oppose and House dispose.

__ Venkaiah Naidu, Chairman Rajya Sabha and Vice President of India

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Leaders are not those people who leave people in inappropriate directions, as we are witnessing in a large number of university or college students…..Leaders are those who lead people in the right direction.

__ Gen Bipin Rawat, Army chief

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What will be the difference between us and the politicians? No military commander should say anything to do with events, policies and matters relating to politics.

__ Admiral L. Ramdas, former Navy chief

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On the surface it can claimed that he was taking about leadership. But the implied meaning is very clear. It is a statement that does not behove of a serving army personnel.

__ Lt. General H.S. Panag

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Army chief’s statement underlines as to how the situation had degenerated under the Modi government, where the highest in uniform can so brazenly breach the limits of his institutional role.

__ The CPIM in a statement.

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Leadership is knowing the limits of one’s office and understanding civilian supremacy and preserving the integrity of the institution you head.

__ Asaduddin Owaisi, MP and President AIMIM

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GEM OF THE WEEK

When Rahul Gandhi was Congress President he would say anything and speak lies all the time. Now he is no longer President but continues to speak lies. If there is a category of The Liar of the Year, he would be it’s recipient.

__ Prakash Javadekar, I & B Minister

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I will be dead honest about the ICC rankings. I think they are absolute garbage.

__ Michael Vaughan, former England Cricket Captain

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I never made an issue of it. I just ignored them because I wanted to focus on my cricket and bring victories for Pakistan. Look I am proud Hindu and Pakistani. I would like to make it clear here don’t try to portray our Cricket fraternity in Pakistan in a negative manner because there are a lot of people who have supported me and backed me regardless of my religion.

__ Danish Kaneria, Pakistan’s banned (for spot fixing) Test leg spinner

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Why should I shake hands with her? If she wants others to respect her, then she should first respect others. I don’t like people with such nature. Just prove your point inside the ring, not outside.

__ Mary Kom after defeating challenger Nikhat Zareen 9-1

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

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

__ Helen Keller

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