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MANMOHAN SINGH Prime minister versus MUKHTAR ABBAS NAQVI BJP vice-president
"India's struggle for freedom was more an assertion of our right to self governance than a rejection of British claim to good governance."
"Describing British rule in India as good governance is an insult to crores of Indians who shed their blood to gain freedom for the country."
EPILOGUE: The Opposition finally finds something to offset the Advani-Jinnah episode.
"Militancy is down by 80 per cent in the Valley and by 40 per cent in the Northeast. There's a decline of up to 4 per cent in Naxal violence."
Shivraj Patil, Union home minister
"Mohammed Shahabuddin is a criminal, a slur on Muslims and a liability for the party."
Sadhu Yadav, RJD MP and party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's brother-in-law, on the controversial MP from Siwan
"Any country that claims to be a modern, secular democracy must unify its legal system and take power over women's lives away, once and for all, from medievalist institutions like Darul-Uloom."
Salman Rushdie, writer, on the Deoband edict in the Imrana case
"Chess isn't like tennis. The beauty in a sequence of moves doesn't manifest outwardly, and we need to counter the idea that chess players are nerds."
Vishwanathan Anand, Indian Grandmaster
"I don't really think from the heart. It's just a pumping organ. I think from the right side of my brain."
Salman Khan, actor
THE BUZZ OF THE WEEK
The rift between Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and Governor S.K. Sinha is growing in Jammu & Kashmir, affecting issues like security. Sayeed has now asked the Centre for a replacement.