Manmohan Singh on LKA: "I am not a sloganeer. I will readily concede that my opponents make more rousing speeches. But unlike the NDA's prime ministerial candidate I will not be found weeping in a corner while hoodlums tear down a centuries-old mosque. Nor will I be found wringing my hands in frustration while one of my chief ministers condones a pogrom targeted at minorities."
And here's LKA on the PM: 'Kaisa nikamma pradhan mantri hai, kaisa nikamma netritva hai (how worthless is the prime minister and the political leadership)''
"You have a situation in which the prime minister holds office but has no authority and the person who has authority has no accountability." - PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Post-Script: Whether he does or not, the fact remained that as the year grinds to a close, the domination of the BJP organisation by the Sangh seems complete with Nitin Gadkari's appointment as the party president. But the Advani camp has not given up, as far as the legislative party is concerned, by managing to wrest the position of Chairman for Mr Advani and his hand-picked Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj being appointed as leaders of opposition in Rajya and Lok Sabha respectively. - AP Photo/Manish Swarup