The latest crop of quotes from the city's press -- words worth repeating, we feel, for their humour, insight or sheer outrageousness. Star City does not necessarily support the opinions expressed in this column.
“Not that we don't talk to each other at all. We had talked in the past and will have talks also in the future."
-- Sheikh Hasina
Awami League Chief
Told reporters after meeting her political archrival Khaleda Zia at a reception at Senakunja at Dhaka Cantonment to mark Armed Forces Day, on Friday. Source: The Daily Star
"This has surprised, disappointed and saddened the people. The people of this country have not waited two years for a one-sided, stage-managed election."
-- Khaleda Zia
Said commenting about the EC announcement of holding the election on December 18 at a press conference at her Gulshan office, on Thursday. Source: The Daily Star
"It's almost certain that the national election won't be held on December 18."
-- ATM Shamsul Huda
Chief Election Commissioner
Told reporters after meeting the Awami League-led grand alliance at the EC secretariat, on Saturday. Source: The Daily Star
"Instead of talking about the price of essentials, businessmen are talking about politics."
-- Ruhin Hossain Prince
CPB central leader
Said at a roundtable, on Friday. Source: Porthom Alo
"I won't deny that we couldn't achieve all that we thought was possible. I need not give the reasons that are by now quite obvious. I can only affirm that there was no dearth of sincere effort and urge on our part to do the best."
-- Hassan Mashhud Chowdhury
Said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Star, on Saturday. Source: The Daily Star