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They (Democrats) thought this was a great idea. At least for the short term, it has been a colossal political mistake.

__ Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader

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There can be no acquittal without a trial, and there is no trial without witnesses, documents and evidence.

__ Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House

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You (Mahathir Mohamad, PM Malaysia) have spoken for the justice for Kashmiris for which we are thankful. We noticed that India threatened Malaysia for supporting the Kashmir cause to cut their palm oil import.

__ Imran Khan, Pakistan PM

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For someone’s aspiration to become Prime Minister a line was drawn in the map and India was divided into two. After Partition, the way how Hindus, Sikhs and other minorities were persecuted is unimaginable.

__ Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

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There is no need to create a background for NRC; we are clear that NRC ought to be done in this country, our manifesto is the background.

__ Amit Shah, Union Home Minister

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No shift in focus from “Make in India” and the government is using “Assemble in India” as the ground for make in India. The government has not left “Make in India” unattended.

__ Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Finance Minister

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Budget a boost to business confidence.

__ Kiran Mazumdar-Shah, CMD, Biocon

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An act of walking the tightrope on fiscal deficit.

__ M.M. Murugappan, Executive Chairman, Murugappa group

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Government must set up dedicated start- up incubation centres solely for women entrepreneurs to help find legal, financial and technical solutions.

__ Kanika Tekriwal, CEO and Founder, JETSETGO

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Every single number in the Budget is a lie.

__ Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, JNU

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At the moment there is no plan to monetize deficit. Despite the fiscal deficit going up, open market borrowing number of the current financial year remains the same and next year, the increase is only by Rs.70,000 Cr.

__ Shaktikanta Das, RBI Governor

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Communal polarization, fear mongering and violence…That is all BJP has left in its arsenal. These are their only achievements in last six years.

__ Sitaram Yechury, CPIM general secretary

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As government divides, our duty is to unite people……We never expected a Union government to divide people in the name of religion.

__ Yogendra Yadav, Psephologist and Activist

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Our major plank in these elections (Delhi) is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governance record and the development activity he has done. In the last four and half years Mr. Kejriwal (Delhi CM) was only blaming Prime Minister Modi - that he (Kejriwal) was not allowed to work, his projects were being blocked, etc.

__ Prakash Jadavekar, Union Minister

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Are we living in a Banana Republic? No, India is not only a thriving democracy but follows rule of law. So, people who are so irresponsible what they say about me I leave it to them; and I wish them best. But I request them to please read the Constitution.

__ Arif Mohammad Khan, Governor of Kerala lashing out at the opposition.

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It is unbefitting for a Prime Minister to be a part of those who are disappointed with the fact that Kerala is leading the struggle against the communalism of both RSS and SDPI.

__ Pinarayi Vijayan

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The term “Love Jihad” is not defined under the extant laws. No such case of “Love Jihad” has been reported by any of the Central agencies.

__ G. Kishan Reddy, MoS Home

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

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There is no fundamental right which inheres in an individual to claim reservations in promotions. No Mandamus can be issued by the court directing the state government to provide reservations.

__ Justices L. Nageswar Rao and Hemant Gupta

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Dear PM, economy has imploded & you must be racking your brains on how to avoid blame. Sack FM & blame her. Problem solved.

__ Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader

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Lazy scholarships and politics, prefers a static, simplistic and homogenous vision of the past. That is why WhatsApp groups are nowadays flooded with memes seeking to either appropriate Buddhism into Hinduism, or position Buddhism as a counter to Hinduism.

__ Devdutt Patnaik, Writer ponders the modern meaning of myths

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For now, our lives resemble Orwellian dystopia where the establishment brooks no dissent or difference of opinion.

__ Iltija Mufti, daughter of former J&K CM, Mehbooba Mufti

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What is the difference between being a Hindu and a Sanghi. Religion is faith for the Hindus and business for Sanghis.

__ Kanhaiya Kumar, CPI leader

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Minister says “Goli Maro”……… shooter fires at Jamia Students. Yet entire BJP campaign is to portray protesters as feeding Biriyani to terrorists.

__ Prashant Bhushan, Senior Advocate

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Women are the worst affected by environmental degradation. When we deal with the challenges of water, pollution and waste the issues of women must be taken into account – for me, that is eco-feminism.

__ Sunita Narain, Environmentalist

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It is extremely important to understand that production, gender, dignity and nature always go together.

__ Mahesh Rangarajan, Professor of History and environmental studies, Ashoka University

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Women and nature share a powerful moral connection.

__ Chris Cuomo, Professor of Philosophy and Women’s studies, University of Georgia

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

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PM Modi, replying to the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address, in Parliament claimed that statements made by two J&K Ex-CMs were “not acceptable”. It has been shown that these statements have been taken from “Faking News”.

__ Sitaram Yechury, CPIM General Secretary

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With every passing day, one blow at a time, the Mo-Sh (Modi-Amit Shah) BJP government makes a mockery of Parliament.

__ Derek O’Brien, Trinamool Congress MP

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Ambani had pleaded poverty in his dispute with the three Chinese banks! Modi partner in the 60K crore Rafale deal!

__ Prashant Bhushan, Senior Advocate

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There is normalcy in Kashmir says Govt. Yet it detains Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti under J&K Public Safety Act.

__ Kapil Sibal, Congress leader

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Trolls/Bots just need to be de-emphasised relative to probable real people who aren’t being paid to push an agenda or scam. Google still shows scam pages. They’re just several clicks away.

__ Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla

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To me, Federer is the greatest player of all time. Lord Rod Laver has won the full grand slam as an amateur and as pro, but to me Roger with what he has done in his career is phenomenal in every surface. But I feel Nadal is going to overtake Federer’s tally of 20 Slam win.

__ Leander Paes, Indian Tennis Legend

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Hey Sachin, it’s awesome to have you out here in Australia supporting the Bushfire match…..It would be absolutely amazing to see you potentially come out of retirement for one over in the innings break out here at Junction Oval. We’d love to have a bowl to you.

__ Ellyse Perry, Australian all rounder

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Sounds great Ellyse, I would love to go out there and bat an over (much against the advice of my doctor due to my shoulder injury).

__ Sachin Tendulkar, Indian Cricket Legend

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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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Humanity looks up to those who have the heart to do selfless service. May the flowers of innocence and selfless service remain in us. We grow when we give.

__ Mata Amritananda Mayi, Spiritual Guru and Philanthropist

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