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Vajpayee Quotes Which is the real Vajpayee? Conversions If you allow conversions, then reconversions cannot be stopped. — A.B.Vajpayee, responding to a complaint made by the church of North India against reconversions by Hindu organisations; in the Asian Age, January 16. 1999 I do not accept the contention that people are being converted by force. — PM, A.B.Vajpayee, at a press conference, talking about forced conversions; February 4. 1999 "Kagaz hil rahe hai. Tezi se chal rahe hai (papers are moving and moving fast)."Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the expected arrival of the last set of papers relating to the Bofors scandal. Press Trust of India, August 16, 1999 You know Holy Father, that India is a land of religious freedom, but we have some intolerant fringes. — A.B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, to the Pope, in The Times of India Nov 1999 I did not realise that the Lahore road will lead to Kargil. — Atal Behari Vajpayee, Prime Minister. Deccan Herald May 01 1999 The Lahore bus drive was not a drama. It was to test Pakistan’s conviction. From Lahore we reached Kargil and now those who masterminded Kargil are ruling Pakistan. — AB Vajpayee, PM of India, in India Today. Sept 2000 Koi aisa mai ka lal nahin hai jo Bharat kharid sakta hai (None can ever buy India). — AB Vajpayee, PM, at the BJP’s 20th anniversary celebrations, in The Asian Age. May 01 2000 Ayodhya PRIME MINISTER Vajpayee on Wednesday said that the construction of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya was "an expression of the national feeling which is yet to be realised." He added that how the temple is built “is also very important”. AB Vajpayee Dec 12 2000 Ayodhya Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee gave another fillip to the Ramjanmabhoomi movement by saying that if were there to be a negotiated settlement of the Ayodhya dispute, it could only mean the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site. Leaving no room for restoration of the Babri masjid at the place where it stood, Vajpayee said: “If there is a negotiated settlement, the temple should be built at the site and a mosque can be built elsewhere.” Atal Behari Vajpayee gathering at the residence of Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, the minister of state for human resources development: 8 Dec 2000 Times of India Ayodhya "I hope the needless political diversion (over the Ayodhya issue) of last week is over. It is time now for all of us to re-focus our attention on the most important agenda before the nation — namely, development," he said while inaugurating the two-day 73rd Annual session of the FICCI here. Dec 17 2000 Deccan Herald Sangh is my soul "I will not always remain the Prime Minister, there are plenty of people for the job in Delhi. But my right to remain a Swayamsevak cannot be taken away," he told the meeting. Vajpayee while sharing dias with VHP leaders STATEN ISLAND (New York), Sept 09 2000 Telegraph Fundamentalism When one kind of fundamentalism raises its head, and it is not checked, then it encourages other kinds to grow. So we all need to exercise great caution. There are limits to vote-bank politics. ---Atal Behari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India, at a function organised by an Urdu weekly Secular Qayadat Weekly, at hi residence, in The Times of India. Feb 28 2001 Attacks on the Quran After a series of Quran-burning incidents, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee issued a strong statement tonight, condemning attacks on the holy book and urging the states concerned to take immediate action. “These acts are aimed at weakening national unity and communal amity in India by creating disharmony, disaffection and conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims,” Vajpayee said, but added that they were “isolated and aberrant in nature”. Telegraph, 23 March 2001 Islam Islam has made a significant development to our culture. We do not consider any religion foreign to us. For nearly thousand years, Islam has been part and parcel of our national and social life. — AB Vajpayee, PM, the first leader from India to be addressing the Iranian Majlis (Parliament), in The Telegraph.May 20 2001 When terrorism feeds on religious extremism, its destructive power increases manifold. --Atal Behari Vajpayee, speaking to a group of Russian intellectuals during his Russia trip, Asian Age, November 6, 2001 Terrrorism We have to reject arcane and unproductive arguments on the definition of international and state-sponsored terrorism of their root causes. Atal Behari Vajpayee, in a speech in Lok Sabha, in Times of India, Nov 21. Coffingate Prime Minister Vajpayee pushed the entire scam under the carpet under the pretext of a national emergency: ''Emergency situations demand emergency measures... We cannot continue to haggle infinitely over the price of military equipment when the country's sovereignty is at stake.'' – February 2002 Tehelka Vajpayee said the Opposition was overplaying the (Tehelka) issue because of the coming Assembly elections. He said the country could not be ruled without consensus but difficulties were being created in the path of arriving at that consensus. The Prime Minister also had a small sermon for the media. Vajpayee said the media should refrain from going in for sensational stuff. This was not the first time he had criticized the media since the Tehelka revelations. May 07 2001 India Shining "Such pessimists do not realise the chamatkar (wonder) taking place. The scientists are preparing to undertake a moon mission," he said. "We want the moon to shine on the earth. We want to bring swarg (heaven) here. The dreams of Mungeri Lal (the common man) are being fulfilled." The Hindu, Feb 11, 2004
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