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N-deal: Quotable Quotes

N-deal: Quotable Quotes

delhi Updated: Jul 11, 2008 14:33 IST

"We regret that Left has withdrawn support. It is time to look ahead." - Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

"Samajwadi Party has offered to support to us. We welcome this and thank them for it" - Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

"When it's darkness here (in India), it's daylight in Vienna." - Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal said when asked about the opposition's charges of "midnight deceit" by approaching the IAEA.

"We will fight every step to stop this deal. We will make it impossible for the government to go ahead with the deal." - CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat.

"Our relationship with the US has never been in such good shape as it is today... And it is the intention of my government... Whether it is a question of climate change... global economy, India and the US must stand tall, stand shoulder to shoulder, and that's what is going to happen.” - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

"The government has lost its majority and legitimacy. The prime minister must face the Lok Sabha and seek a vote of confidence. The struggle against the nuclear deal is not over. This struggle will continue. I am confident this deal will not be finalised." - Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Prakash Karat.

"The UPA should not find it difficult to get the numbers. I have no doubt that the government would get the numbers despite everything. Support is coming from unexpected quarters for the government. Even if the floor test does not happen, we will support the UPA. And if it happens, we will support the nuclear deal and we will save the government." - Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh.

"We are sure that we can prove majority in the Lok Sabha. We are working on it. We will prove it." - Parliamentary Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi.

"We strongly believe we have the support. Elections will be held as per the schedule, that is, by April or May 2009." - Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

"We have the numbers, and if there is a need we will prove the majority." - Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari.