"Nobody can be happy with a piecemeal solution of appointing two more commissioners to the Election Commission."
AKBAR ALI KHAN
"You have not used the time effectively to act neutrally."
Fourteen-Party Alliance leaders
to Iajuddin Ahmed, president and chief of caretaker government.
"The son of 4-party alliance chief drives Tk 2 crore car, wears suit worth lakh taka and squanders thousands of crore taka in gambling abroad…A syndicate of 2 lakh and 86 thousand crore taka is being run at Hawa Bhaban."
Awami League (AL) chief
about Tareque Rahman, Khaleda Zia's eldest son.
"The New York Stock Exchange has awarded Tarique Rahman with a medal. How much taka is needed to get it, what is the source of this money, people want to know…People want to know what Tarique Rahman carried in 435 suitcases and bags on his trip to Saudi Arabia for performing the Umrah? Why and how the Malaysian government has confiscated the money of Tarique?"
"The accused, Sheikh Hasina, made all these remarks, comments and statements purposely, maliciously, intentionally only to lower the prestige, image and esteem of the complainant and to belittle him and tarnish his reputation without any justification."
in a statement made in the court.
Tarique has filed a defamation suit against Hasina and her to aides.
"Khaleda Zia's family, especially Tarique Rahman has become the target of everybody's hatred today for widespread looting, corruption and misuse of power during the last five years. He (Tarique) has adopted a new strategy to absolve himself of such crimes."
Awami League secretary general
about a defamation suit filed by Tarique Rahman.
"I think it is clear that the Election Commission has lost the confidence of the people of Bangladesh. In fact, it was clear long time ago…"
PATRICIA A BUTENIS
US Ambassador in Dhaka
"If we reveal the names of BNP leaders who are now waiting to join LDP, they (BNP) would be much more nervous."
AQM BADRUDDOZA CHOWDHURY
President of Liberal Democratic Party.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2006