Birds of the Same Feather

The Congress had given a call to Ms. Banerjee to join it in the formation of an anti-Left secular, democratic and nationalist front in the State but she refused to disassociate from the BJP.

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The Congress had given a call to Ms. Banerjee to join it in the formation of an anti-Left secular, democratic and nationalist front in the State but she refused to disassociate from the BJP.
–          Manas Bhunia, General Secretary, West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee
 
 Birds of the same feather….

 

Pope Benedict XVII will modify the Good Friday prayer in the traditional Tridentine Mass by removing derogatory references of the Jews.
                                                           – News Item                                                            
Flocking together.

 

Mr. Bal Thackeray [Shiv Sena supremo] is like a father to me and Mr. Uddhav [Sena executive president] is his son. I don’t know any other Thackeray.
–          Jaya Bachchan, wife of Amitabh  
                    Bachchan
Family ties, we were unaware!

 

India would be isolated if it did not sign the civilian nuclear agreement with the United States.
 – Pranab Mukherjee, Foreign Minister
On the contrary India will be isolated if it signs on the dotted lines.

 

The single most important issue of concern today is the decreasing credibility of legislatures.
– Mohammed Hamid Ansari, Vice-President
 
Are the MPs and MLAs within hearing range?

 

India was not isolated when we did not sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty in 1968. We were not isolated when we exploded a nuclear device in 1974. We were not isolated when we did not sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty not too long ago. We were not isolated in 1998, when we exploded a number of nuclear bombs.
–          Mr Natwar Singh and Mr Digvijay
         Singh, former foreign ministers

You are right, but you were not talking like this when you were at the helm of affairs. Being out of power begets senses. So, we pray you remain so.

We have got an order for 5,000 litres of cow urine per day from Patanjali Yogpeeth pharmacy, owned by Yoga guru Swami Ramdev …. Geeta Bhavan. Swargashram Rishikesh, too, has shown keen interest in buying cow urine for Ayurvedic medicines. We plan to buy cow urine through milk cooperatives at Rs 5 per litre.

–          Trivendra Rawat, Uttarakhand
      minister for animal husbandry

No comment whether this transaction is in good taste or bad taste. By the way, who knows how it tastes!

 
Constitution gave all citizens right to live anywhere in the country…All [Indians] are ‘bhoomiputras’ [sons of soil] in India.
–          Somnath Chatterjee, Lok Sabha  Speaker
 
The problem is that it serves some people politically to take a stand against this golden principle.