"Leaders of our country's political parties don't want to stay out of power for long. But they would have to understand that we don't want to see a repeat of such unwarranted happenings which took place in the past over voters' list."
Dr ATM SHAMSUL HUDA
Chief Election Commissioner.
"An evil force taking the cue of a trifle incident on the Dhaka University campus on August 20 wanted to create anarchy in the country. Within 24 hours, they poured in crores of taka to instigate vandalism on the street. But the design could not succeed as we were vigilant. Their plan to destabilise the situation and undermine the government has been foiled."
General MOEEN U AHMED
"It will not be right to do anything at the moment that can hinder our main aim of holding a fair and proper election in the country by 2008."
deposed dictator and president of Jatya Party
before leaving the country for Saudi Arabia.
"The US embassy in Dhaka expresses its support for the caretaker government."
United States Embassy in Dhaka
expressing its support for the interim government.
"As a responsible citizen and somebody who abides by the law, I think I should surrender myself. "
Khan has been sent to prison for killing a rare gazelle..
"Bangladesh can survive without foreign aid."
professor of economics of Dhaka University..
"Vote has to be given to such persons who will take care of you through five years. Don't sell your vote and don't allow others to do that."
GENERAL MOEEN U AHMED
"Is 3000 rupees the cost of a girl in India?"
Director of a New Delhi-based think-tank promoting women's empowerment.
Lately two persons were convicted for aborting the foetuses of two unborn girl children in India and they were fined rupees 3000 and 4000.
"The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th."
GEORGE W BUSH
president of the United States.
"You've been robbed."
a police officer in Cairo
to BBC's Jon Donnison.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2007