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"Why didn't many Muslims condemn Godhra incident? Even today, there is no repentance,"... AB Vajpayee

india Updated: Dec 20, 2002 17:51 IST

"Why didn't many people of Muslim community condemn Godhra incident? Even today, there is no repentance ... that we committed a mistake or that this should not have happened and that it was a crime"

"But we have to live together. Now, we have to take the responsibility to keep everyone together. We have got majority and we are in power (Gujarat). We are also in power at the Centre. We have to protect the life, property and dignity of all and build a nation without any discrimination"

"Gujarat Elections show people don't want Congress"

(At BJP Parliamentary Party meet in New Delhi on December 18)

"Gujarat elections have proved that it high time for Congress to stop indulging in Fatwa politics"

"Our aim, as always, is appeasement to none and justice to all,"...Narendra Modi after landslide victory in Gujarat

"Gujarat experiment of Hindutva will be repeated in Delhi via Rajasthan"

"BJP won't be allowed to shift from Hindutva," ...
Praveen Togadia after BJP victory in Gujarat

"All pseudo secularists, BJP and Congress should read the writing on the wall that has emerged after Gujarat poll results," ...RSS

"Gujarat’s a blot on us, as when we came to power, there was fear that minorities would not be safe"... LK Advani told Lok Sabha on Nov 22, 2002during a debate on Gujarat.

"India can never become a Hindu Rashtra.... security of minorities is an issue in Gujarat polls,"....Advani on Nov 18

"Narendra Modi thinks he is the Iron Man (Sardar Patel) of Gujarat. But he is not even worth an alumunium foil," .....
Shankar Sihn Vaghela

"Advani's remark (India can never be Hindu Rashtra) smacks of pseudo-secularism and pro-minority,"
VHP international working president Ashok Singhal (Nov 19).

"Advani does not know about Hindutva. Hindutva itself is synonymous with 'Sarva Dharma Samabhava' (equal respect to all religions),"
... VHP president Vishnu Hari Dalmia. Nov 19

"While situation in Kashmir was deadly, the situation in Gujarat is nasty"... Chief Election Commissioner JM Lyngdoh

"The daughter of Italy is trying to get to Gandhinagar through Godhra," .... Narendra at the launch of Gaurav Yatra on Sep 8.

"As a President, I felt helpless ... sad, agonised and ashamed duringriots,"... former President KR Narayanan.

"What happened in Gujarat made everyone hang his or her heads in shame. With what face can I go abroad?".... Atal in Gujarat

"We should learn a lesson from Gujarat and move on to prepare for harder battles,"...
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at Congress meeting after Gujarat polls.

"If I committed a mistake, I accept the mistake. I should have tried harder," Vajpayee said on April 30 in Parliament replying to censure motion.

First Published: Nov 21, 2002 16:20 IST