Who Said What

  • Modi's blog on 2002 riots: An exercise in hypocrisy, says Congress
    Narendra Modi in his blog described in detail his reactions to the 2002 riots in Gujarat that left more than 1,000 people dead, most of them Muslims. Mr Modi said the riots shattered him and his government reacted "more swiftly and decisively to the violence than ever done in the country."
  • Uttar Pradesh bureaucrat's 'Siberia' remark on Muzaffarnagar camps causes stir
    As thousands confront the Uttar Pradesh winter with flimsy tents and not enough blankets in the refugee camps of Muzaffarnagar, a senior official in the state government believes the dropping temperature is no big deal. "Nobody dies of the cold; if people did, then nobody would survive in Siberia," said AK Gupta, one of the most senior bureaucrats in the state government.
  • Narendra Modi faced an adversity and has emerged stronger, says Arun Jaitley
    In a major victory for Narendra Modi, a Gujarat court today accepted that there is no prosecutable evidence against him in the 2002 communal violence in the state. The court rejected the petition of Zakia Jafri, whose husband Ehsan Jafri was burnt alive during the riots, challenging the closure report of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team.
  • Cabinet clears probe into alleged Modi government spying: who said what
    The Centre has cleared a commission of inquiry into the alleged snooping on a woman in Gujarat by the state's official machinery, adding a new political twist to the controversy involving BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. The panel will investigate allegations that the Modi government ordered the expansive surveillance of the young woman in 2009.
  • AAP to form government in Delhi, BJP says 'gross betrayal'
    Arvind Kejriwal said today that Aam Aadmi Party or AAP will form government in Delhi with the Congress' support. The party's leaders will now meet accept Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's invitation after overwhelming approval from the public in a referendum conducted over the last few days.
  • Will give credit to those in Parliament who passed Lokpal Bill: Sonia Gandhi
    The historic Lokpal Bill today took a giant step towards enactment after a 46-year wait, with the Lok Sabha passing it a day after the anti-corruption measure sailed through the Rajya Sabha with the support of opposition parties.
  • Rajya Sabha passes Lokpal Bill: who said what
    The Lokpal Bill has been passed in the Rajya Sabha after a debate that took place in an atmosphere of rare political consensus. The Bill will be taken up in the Lok Sabha tomorrow, the government announced soon after its ally Samajwadi Party backed down on its threat to block the bill at any cost.
  • Section 377 verdict: We have gone back to 1860, says Finance Minister P Chidambaram
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday said gay sex will remain a criminal offence, dealing a severe blow to the largely-closeted homosexual community in the world's largest democracy. The court's order means gay sex between consenting adults stays a criminal offence under Section 377, a 19th century law banning sex "against the order of nature".
  • Never underestimate a newcomer, tweets Omar Abdullah on AAP performance: Who said what
    Leads in Delhi on Sunday showed Arvind Kejriwal ahead in the constituency of New Delhi, where he is in a direct contest with Sheila Dikshit, whose bid for a fourth attempt at chief minister has been firmly rejected by voters.
  • Sexual harassment case: Why did Supreme Court wash its hands off the matter, asks Kapil Sibal
    Retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly is accused of sexually harassing an intern at a five-star hotel in Delhi last December, a charge substantiated by a top court panel which concluded yesterday that he indulged in "unwelcome verbal/non-verbal conduct of sexual nature."
  • Farooq Abdullah's controversial remarks on women: who said what
    Union minister Farooq Abdullah has landed in a controversy after he stated today that he is afraid of talking to women for fear of ending up in jail. "These days, I am afraid of talking to women. In fact I don't even want to keep a woman secretary, god forbid, if there's a complaint against me and I end up in jail. Such is the state of affairs today. I agree that incidents of rape have increased...but this has to stop somewhere," he said. The minister later claimed his remarks had been misconstrued and that he has "the greatest respect for women."
  • The world mourns Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid hero
    Nelson Mandela, South African anti-apartheid hero, died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant.
  • Have known Justice Ganguly for a long time, don't believe allegations: Justice Altamas Kabir
    Justice AK Ganguly, who is being investigated for alleged sexual harassment of a law intern, saying that he is "undecided" on whether to resign as chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission has stirred a debate.
  • BJP's turnaround on Article 370 final nail in Vajpayee and Advani's legacy, says Congress
    Narendra Modi's suggestion that the benefits of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir be debated has caused a political storm.
  • Tehelka case: Have a cousin called Tarun, doesn't mean all Taruns are related to me, says Kapil Sibal
    Tehelka Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury has resigned amid unabated criticism for the way she handled a young journalist's complaint that the magazine's founder Tarun Tejpal had molested her at an event in Goa earlier this month. In a letter sent at 6 am today to colleagues, Ms Chaudhury said she did not want her integrity questioned.

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