From the nuclear deal to terrorism and Sonia Gandhi to the 'aam aadmi', Leader of Opposition LK Advani on Monday touched on a range of issues during his one hour speech on the debate over the trust motion that will decide the fate of the Manmohan Singh government.
Some of his more
*UPA is to blame for the current political crisis.
*Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cannot take a step without Congress president Sonia Gandhi's approval.
*BJP is not against a strategic relationship with the US, BJP is not against nuclear energy.
*The India-US civil nuclear deal is an unequal agreement.
*Only parliament should decide all issues related to national security issues.
*I agree with the Left on the issue of the nuclear deal.
*I have never seen a government paralysed for so long.
*We are here to defeat the government (in the Lok Sabha) and not to destabilise it.
*The nuclear deal does does not seem between two sovereign countries but between two individuals.
*The UPA, Congress, Sonia Gandhi and the prime minister do not believe in the coalition dharma.
*I have never seen a session like this before where we will discuss whether this minority government should be there.
*We will renegotiate this deal to make it between equal partners. The strategic interests of India should not be compromised.
*The UPA is misusing government institutions to convert its minority into a majority.
*Nothing has been done by the UPA government for the 'aam aadmi' and farmers.