On Record/Manmohan Singh: Point, Counterpoint
Print Edition: Feb 2, 2014
"I want to assure you that there is no reason to despair about our present or worry about our future. I am confident you will see the evidence clearly in the next few months"
Manmohan Singh, PM, at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Delhi
"It will be disastrous to have Narendra Modi as PM. If by strong PM you mean you preside over massacre, that is not the kind of strength I will like to have"
Manmohan Singh at his press conference in Delhi
"There were irregularities (2G spectrum and coal block allocations). But the dimensions of the problems have been overstated by the media, by the CAG sometimes and by other entities."Manmohan Singh at his press conference in Delhi"The PM said a good thing that we should not lose heart, good days are coming soon. You may have to wait four-six months but better days are coming"Narendra Modi, BJP's prime ministerial candidate, at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Delhi"The use of such language against Modi does not add to the dignity of PM's office. The dirty tricks department of Congress has carried out tricks against Modi"
Arun Jaitley, Senior BJP leader, to wire agencies"Most of the corruption scams have emerged in the UPA-II regime and that is something they (Congress) have to own up to"Sitaram Yechury, Senior CPM leader, to wire agencies