—Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on solving the Kashmir problem
When he has to enter politics, how can I decide that? From our end, every good person is welcome to join politics.
—BJP leader Amit Shah, on Rajinikanth joining BJP
Waiver of farm loans by the UP government is their (state) decision. We have no such proposal at the national level.
—Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh, on the question of waiving farmer loans across the country
As the Leader of the Opposition, I convened an all-party meeting to discuss the problems of farmers and sought an appointment with the Prime Minister… we are yet to get an appointment. But he has met a person who holds no position [O Panneerselvam].
—DMK leader MK Stalin, on being denied a private audience with Narendra Modi
It is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations. This is a battle between those who seek to obliterate human life and those who seek to protect it.
—US President Donald Trump, at the US-Islam summit
I am not a half-Indian politician, or a doctor politician or a gay politician for that matter. It is just part of who I am, it does not define me, it is the part of my character I suppose.
—Irish welfare minister Leo Varadkar, who is the frontrunner for PM
What works in India is low-cost, and [we] offer lowest possible fares and still make money. This is a model we need to explore for the long haul, too.
—SpiceJet chairman Ajay Singh, on the possibility of expanding its fleet
It’s a hard one to swallow. I am proud of the way the boys played throughout the tournament… it wasn’t the fairy tale finish we wanted.
—Pune Super Giants captain Steve Smith, on losing IPL 2017 to the Mumbai Indians by one run