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February 25, 2004

'Sonia is being misled by her advisors'
'At their behest, the party is being guided now here, now there. Ethics and principles have been given a complete go-by,' says Laxman Singh, the Congress MP who joined the BJP.

February 24, 2004

'It is not the end of the world'
'I felt if Venkaiahji was embroiled in controversy over my joining the party, it was better for me to make the sacrifice.' D P Yadav, on his entry and ouster from the BJP.

February 23, 2004

'I want to surrender to the BJP'
'Communalism has taken deep roots,' says former Union minister Arif Mohammad Khan. 'And the Congress has simply become impotent to fight it.'

February 20, 2004

Will the real Musharraf please stand up?
He is either an American stooge, which I think he is, or he will have to continue funding the jihadi outfits. He can't toe both lines,' says activist Tahira Abdullah.

February 17, 2004

'There is no compassion in government'
'The government is run for the benefit of politicians, bureaucrats, judiciary and the professional class. The rest be damned,' says former Cabinet secretary T S R Subramaniam.

February 16, 2004

'Vested interests are very upset by peace talks'
'The Americans are not safeguarding Pakistani nuclear installations. There is no question of letting the Americans do that job for us,' says Pakistan editor Najam Sethi.

February 13, 2004

'If India does not give us our land we will go to war'
'India will give its land when it will be divided into many pieces,' warns former ISI chief Hamid Gul.

February 12, 2004

'We are walking into the American trap'
'A psychological moment will be created when the Kashmiris will say they can't live with either India or Pakistan. At that time, America will step in and suggest a democratic solution to Kashmir,' former ISI chief Hamid Gul tells Sheela Bhatt.

February 11, 2004

'Students are made to pay enormous amounts of money'
'You pay one crore upfront, and in seven years you get a guaranteed MD or MS degree. What kind of nonsense is this!' asks Dr U R Rao, whose report on technical education has created huge controversy.

February 9, 2004

'Pakistan is not ready for a democracy yet'
'I take offence when the West calls Musharraf a dictator because he is not a dictator. He is a leader that needed to step in,' says Pakistani documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid.

February 7, 2004

'Rajiv didn't take money'
'How can anybody cast aspersions on Sonia's family without any proof?' asks former prime minister V P Singh.

February 5, 2004

'Why shouldn't we resolve our differences like respectable citizens of the world?'
'Our top leadership has to adopt a statesman-like approach.' Pakistan's Interior Minister Faisal Hayat, in an exclusive interview.

February 4, 2004

'35% of India's population is under 15!'
Population expert Professor Tim Dyson on how the huge growth of population in north India will affect the country.

February 3, 2004

'Top priority to crimes against women'
Delhi's new Police Commissioner Dr K K Paul speaks to Onkar Singh.

February 2, 2004

'We should never trust India'
Thirty years after India vanquished Pakistan and liberated Bangladesh, the commander of the defeated Pakistani troops spoke to Amir Mir.

'We will not return to the NDA'
'Those in the BJP are more keen to make India Hindia!' says MDMK Chairman L.Ganesan.


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