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GEORGE FERNANDES NDA convener versus BUTA Singh Bihar governor
"Governor Buta Singh is misusing the Raj Bhavan by making money through illegal means. The President should remove him."
"Fernandes is making all sorts of statements with an eye on the Bihar elections. I do not want to react to these wild allegations."
EPILOGUE: In poll-weary Bihar, the big players seem to have put on the war paint.
"Nobody can sell India. India is not for sale."
Manmohan Singh, prime minister, on the Left's charge that India's economic sovereignty was being compromised
"There is no need of any other agency to look after the Taj Mahal as the Archaeological Survey of India is taking care of it quite well."
H.R. Bhardwaj, Union law minister, dismissing the Sunni Central Waqf Board's claims to the monument
"The BJP has shown it is incapable of playing the role of constructive opposition. It causes concern as we approach another session of Parliament; for when issueless, the BJP deflects the session."
Anand Sharma, Congress spokesperson
"I did not get to play in India during my career and that's the biggest gap in my CV."
Greg Chappell, India's cricket coach
"Am I going to get more serious about my career now? Who says I wasn't serious otherwise?"
Saif Ali Khan, actor, after winning the National Best Actor Award
THE BUZZ OF THE WEEK
The Gandhi family's Bollywood connection continues. The Big B has been replaced by Shah Rukh Khan who is now very close to Priyanka and Robert Vadra, meeting at their house for private dinners.