I do not want to make any comment as it is an internal matter…people are wondering whether those leaders who are unable to manage their own party affairs are competent to run the country.
Congress leader Rashid Alvi after Narendra Modi was anointed chief of BJP&’s campaign committee

Narendra Modi’s appeal is limited to Gujarat. We have seen the hollowness of his campaign in Karnataka election. He is popular only among people who like communal politics and communal personalities.
Congress spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed

In India, the RBI does not target any exchange rate. We intervene in the foreign exchange market only to manage the volatility and to manage the disruption to the macro economic situation.
RBI Governor D Subbarao in Hyderabad

I always said that I felt like I have never played my best tennis. I have said that for years ~ that I feel like I can always do better and play better.
Serena Williams after winning the French Open

Please let us not blame each other…What happened in recent times in Attapadi should be an eye-opener for all of us. This should never have happened in our state. We will all join hands and see that they are given proper education, launch an effective anti-liquor campaign, and give them health, shelter and food.
Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy on tribals’ deprivation in the state 

We have forwarded to CBI all complaints between 1993 and 2009…Strict action would be initiated against all those who have indulged in wrongdoings and have given wrong statements.
Union coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on the Coalgate scam

The recent cases of violence on women indicate that we have lost our civilisational values and a society which cannot provide respect, dignity and security to its women is not worth being called a civilised society.
President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi

Despite the overwhelming groundswell of public opinion in Tamil Nadu against continuing atrocities upon the civilian Tamil population in Sri Lanka by the Sri Lankan Government, the Government of India has, in an act of astounding insensitivity, again invited two defence personnel to join a training programme at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, The Nilgiris, in Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in a letter to the Prime Minister

If the circumstances are such that a female Dalai Lama is more useful, then automatically a female Dalai Lama will come.
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama

We will come to power in the 2016 Assembly election and then all Trinamul Congress members, including Madan Mitra, will be sent to jail after CBI inquiry.
CPI-M leader Abdur Rezzak Mollah in Kolkata

The strength and robustness of the democratic forces in our country would suffer if the space for political activity gets restricted because of fear or terror.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the wake of the 25 May Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh

In June, you can expect a number of decisions taken and implemented that will accelerate reforms and spur investments in critical sectors.
Union finance minister P Chidambaram in Delhi