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H.R. BHARDWAJ Union law minister versus ARUN JAITLEY BJP general secretary
"Our legal system has failed to provide proper justice to the people. I blame the high courts and Supreme Court for the destruction of the judicial system."
"The executive, judiciary and legislature should exercise restraint while making comments on each other."
EPILOGUE: Bhardwaj's proximity to the Gandhi family ensures he gets away scot free.
"How can you expect the executive to be independent when each of its actions is questioned?"
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President
"The Government is being run by Sonia Gandhi, Jyoti Basu and Lalu Prasad Yadav."
L.K. Advani, BJP president
"If we wanted to build the Ram temple through dialogue then we would have talked to the leaders of the Muslim community and built it ourselves."
Pravin Togadia, VHP international general secretary
"Who will stop Sourav Ganguly's return to the national cricket team?"
Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, West Bengal chief minister
"Qazi Tauqeer's selection in a TV music talent-hunt show reeked of political interference as the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir (from where he hails) needed to be pacified."
Abhijeet, playback singer
THE BUZZ OF THE WEEK
With the winter session of Parliament beginning next week, UPA floor managers are grappling with problems within and without: an anticipated loss in Bihar, the Volcker report and the Left's belligerence on the Iran vote.