UNQUOTABLE QUOTES | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 01, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 01, 2016

UNQUOTABLE QUOTES

"It cannot be accepted that they cannot give 7.5 percent VAT while they pay Tk 30,000-Tk 50,000 as tuition fees.”

Abul Mal Abdul Muhith
FINANCE MINISTER

Expressing his dissatisfaction over the movement of private university students protesting the VAT imposed on their tuition fees 

 

 

 

“Tigers of Sundarbans have gone to visit West Bengal. Once they return, their number will rise.”
Anwar Hossain Manju
ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS MINISTER
At a programme marking Global Tiger Day in July, 2015 

 

 

 

"The professor who has lost his son perhaps believes in the political ideology of those who carried out the killing. He's made such remarks because he doesn't want the people of his party to stand trial."

Mahbubul Alam Hanif 
AL JOINT GENERAL SECRETARY 
Referring to Dipan's father who vented his frustration by saying he didn't want trial of his son's killers in November, 2015

 

 

“The US is the creator of the IS. The US is the original creator of militants. The US is trying to enter Bangladesh, saying militancy exists here."

Qamrul Islam
FOOD MINISTER
At a discussion with imams and muezzins in
November, 2015

 

 

 

“Khaleda Zia, the queen of arson, won't get any chance to contest the 2019 elections."

Hasanul Haq Inu 
INFORMATION MINISTER 
During the budget discussions in parliament in June, 2015

 

 

 

"If they [martyred intellectuals] were that intelligent, why did they stay in their homes in Bangladesh till 14 [of December 1971]? Tell me."

GOYESHWAR CHANDRA ROY
BNP STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBER
At a discussion in the capital's Jatiya Press Club in December, 2015

 

 

 

“I'm above the [electoral] code of conduct. Code of conduct isn't applicable for me. I'm the party chairman. I must stand by my activists.” 

HM Ershad
JP CHIEF AND SPECIAL ADVISER TO PM At an election rally in April, 2015

 

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