"Ershad is my elder brother, I will honour him as long as I live but I can differ with his political opinion."
GOLAM MOHAMMAD QUADER
Jatiya Party lawmaker, and its President HM Ershad's estranged brother who has decided to form in his own party. Ershad has an estranged wife too, who has formed her own party.
"We shall establish an iron-hard national unity in the next 10 years overcoming all the limitations of past and present, when the politics of confrontation will disappear and a renaissance will take place."
president of Krishak Sramik Janata League
announcing the formation of Jukta Front, an alliance of three small political parties.
"We'll be busy with a daylong hartal today and join the session tomorrow."
deputy leader of the opposition.
"The executive chairman of BoI has withdrawn the case filed against five members of the board of trustees of CPD. We welcome the move as, we think, it was based on false and incorrect information."
executive director of CPD
BoI stands for Board of Investment and CPD Centre for Policy Dialogue.
"We are not afraid of any third force."
leader of the opposition and Awami League (AL) chief.
"They want to boycott the election that they can do. But there are many more parties eager to participate in the elections."
prime minister about the AL.
"All political parties are expected to participate in the next general election."
PATRICIA A BUTENIS
US Ambassador to Bangladesh
"It is a democratic country and the reason behind the movement is political. So, I cannot comment on it because I am not a politician. Movements took place in the past and will take place in future also. But I want to work with all and I hope everything will be okay."
chief election commissioner
the day around 20 opposition activists were injured while trying to lay seige to Aziz's office.
"In memory of those who died and the many injured, we hope that justice will be done and trust that due process will follow."
British High Commissioner in Dhaka
about a grenade attack at a shrine in Sylhet two years ago.
"The entire nation is shocked at the tragic death of six Bangladeshi heroes."
M MORSHED KHAN
about six Bangladeshi peacekeepers who died in a UN mission in an accident in Ivory Coast.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2006