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SALMAN KHURSHEED UPCC president versus MULAYAM SINGH YADAV Uttar Pradesh chief minister
"The time is not far off when the Mulayam Singh Yadav Government will be dislodged from power owing to its misrule."
"This is an opposition that doesn't know the role of the opposition. They don't even know where they should strike and whether the public will believe them."
EPILOGUE: The Congress attack goes on in spite of its outside support to the SP Government.
"I have no problem requesting people to forgive me for past mistakes and again support us. After all, the people are everything." "
Lalu Prasad Yadav, Union railways minister and RJD president
"We don't believe in shakti pradarshan (show of strength) but in shakti darshan (showing electricity)."
Narendra Modi, chief minister, Gujarat
"Who needs reservation? Are we accepting the fact that our mothers, our sisters, the Lakshmis, Kalis and Durgas of India need reservation? I do not think so."
Tathagata Satpathy, BJD MP, on the Women's Reservation Bill
"There is behind-the-scenes stopping of reforms in a spurious manner because reforms help some, hurt some"
Ratan Tata, chairman, Tata Group
"I think the most amazing part about me is the fact that I find myself mysterious."
Sushmita Sen, actor
THE BUZZ OF THE WEEK
South Block is buzzing with plans for the state visit by President George W. Bush. Delhi suggested late January but the White House says it can only be after his State of Union address. Bush is now expected in the latter part of February.