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Sound bytes: Who said what and and why?

Last updated on: January 20, 2011 13:24 IST

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We bring you a collection of some of the best quotes in the last 24 hours.

"I am not an astrologer. But I am confident that the price situation would be brought under control... We will be able to bring price stability by March."

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while replying to a media query on controlling inflation

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"Why has the Finance Secretary not responded? It reflects the seriousness of the government. We thought one person who must have been authorised to file the affidavit should have been the Finance Secretary considering the seriousness of the matter."

The Supreme Court, which is hearing a plea on blackmoney stashed in foreign banks, while expressing anguish over the fact that the affidavit filed in a sealed cover and referring to 26 names, had been signed by a mere director-level officer.


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"This is not a new government. This is a new minister in an old government. When a new minister takes over, the policy does not change."

New Oil Minister S Jaipal Reddy while interacting with media persons on possibilities of a rollback in fuel prices, after Wednesday's cabinet reshuffle


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"Would you (Congress MPs and MLAs) die if you quit your posts? I had resigned four times earlier. Did I die? I have been talking about resignations. Still, you have reservations. I say that you have to decide whether you want to create history by resigning or lost in history by hanging on to your posts."

Telanagana Rashtra Samiti chief K Chandrasekhar Rao while addressing a meeting in Adilabad district.


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"I made big mistakes, I admit that. I wouldn't say I'm a hero, but also not that I'm a traitor."

Rudolf Elmer, the Swiss banker who claimed to have handed WikiLeaks details of rich tax cheats, while talking to media persons


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"Tomorrow if the separatists want to talk to us, we have no hesistation in going to the place they wish us to go for a dialogue."

Dileep Padgaonkar, head of the 3-member team, while interacting with media persons in Srinagar


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"The atmosphere in Gujarat is quite vitiated and demoralising for the witnesses as well as the investigating officers. The fact that a former Home Minister and senior police officials are accused itself has the effect of terrorising the minds of the witnesses. (This is) coupled with the over a dozen instances where the witnesses have been pressurised to resile from their statements."

The Central Bureau of Investigation while pleading before the Supreme Court to transfer the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case trial outside Gujarat



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"We all need to fight a hard battle to improve the things. Our politics needs to undergo a chemotherapy."

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam while addressing a gathering of youths on corruption at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Amravati, Maharashtra.



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