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"Due to bad condition of road for lack of repair works, I had to travel an extra 40 kilometres to reach an area though the actual distance was only seven kilometres."
Awami League MP
about the gross neglect of road improvement since Awami League came to power.

"There are some people who always try to misguide the chairperson. This time they wanted to make her happy by persuading her to call hartal in protest against filing of the case."
a senior BNP leader
about his party's decision of not withdrawing the hartal even when cases against the opposition leader has been withdrawn.

"I do not want to talk about the energy crunch as I have become tired mentioning it. It is an Achilles' heel not of this government, but of the country. There must be an improvement in the near future."
finance minister
about the energy situation and readiness of the rental power plants in 2011.

"Police often fail to nab criminals because the latter are more equipped than law enforcement agencies."
home minister
about the necessity of equipping police with modern equipment and logistics.

"Not only is he not anti-Zionist, but he is the companion, colleague, confidant and servant of Zionists. It is a fact that Hosni Mubarak's servitude to America has been unable to take Egypt one step towards prosperity."
Iran's supreme leader
about the uprising in Egypt that aims to topple president Hosni Mubarak.


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