"Those 'Sushil Babus' (civil society members) who now speak in talk shows, some of them were even advisers of the caretaker government. The 'Sushil Babus' could not conduct the elections. They resigned and ran away. The 'Sushil Babus' failed to conduct the elections as advisers. Do we now have to listen to them?"
about civil society members.
"I saw a picture of Mr Tanvir receiving an award from the Prime Minister."
MIRZA FAKHRUL ISLAM ALAMGIR
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) acting secretary general
about Hall-Mark Group's chief Tanvir Mahmud's connection with government high-ups.
"The last investigation revealed that Fakhruddin is a foreign citizen."
MOHIUDDIN KHAN ALAMGIR
about the chief of the last caretaker government Fakhruddin Ahmed.
"The present grand alliance government has proven that even stealing can be an art. After getting caught at the Padma Bridge graft, the Prime Minister demanded reform of the World Bank itself at the world summit."
GOLAM AKBAR KHANDAKER
BNP central organising secretary
criticising the government for the Padma Bridge graft allegations.
"Muslim men and women had taken refuge in my monastery in 1971 to escape the wrath of the Pakistani army. I have saved so many Muslim souls from the brutal persecution of the Pakistanis. Today I feel defeated."
SHREEMAD SATYAPRIYA MOHATHERO
priest of Buddhist monastery Sima Bihar
about the atrocious rampage by rioters on the Buddhist temples and community of Cox's Bazar on Saturday night.
"Unfortunately, Islamophobia has also become a new form of racism like anti-Semitism. It can no longer be tolerated under the guise of freedom of expression. Freedom does not mean anarchy."
Turkish foreign minister
arguing that the West was hiding behind its defence of freedom of speech and ignoring cultural sensitivities in the aftermath of anti-Islam slurs.