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" For running a country, team work is important, and the person at the helm has to enjoy teamwork. "
" I have been worried about the future of Mumbai. It is the financial capital, an economic powerhouse that earlier had the highest air traffic, high port traffic, and strong industrial and manufacturing sectors. "
" In the Congress, for every small thing, you have to consult the general secretaries. "
" During election time, I work over 21 hours. My day starts around 6 A.M., and I address meetings through the day. Between 10 P.M. and 2 A.M., I meet local leaders, where we discuss local issues and local problems. "
" If prices drop, we have to protect farmers from distress; if prices rise, we should be ready to pay market rates. "
" In politics, acceptability plays very important role. On one hand, acceptability among the coalition partners is required for smooth functioning of the government. On the other hand, acceptability among the people is needed to run the country. "
" Politics is all a matter of timing. "
" I might be popular, but that is not sufficient in a parliamentary democracy set-up. One has to assess every chief minister, his success and rating in terms of how far he has succeeded in developing his colleagues. "
" I am not an expert in medical field. "
" Party politics must be transcended to resolve pressing issues like agrarian matters or other similar issues. "
" I was leader of the Opposition when Vajpayee was PM. We attacked policies, not personalities, neither inside or outside the House. "
" I am from Maharashtra, and the RSS headquarter is here, so I know a little about it. "
" When I was agriculture minister, we drafted specific policies to tackle the agrarian crisis. "
" This Sonia Gandhi thing should be seen in perspective - the people of India have an emotional attachment to the family. And why not? Three of the five Congress prime ministers belong to that family. The people empathise with the family name. "
" In my long innings, I have seen many sunrises and many sunsets; many good and bad times. "
" I feel proud when a player from Jammu and Kashmir plays for India. This shows cricket has reached all corners of the country. "
" If I am a trader, and I know you have got ample stocks, why should I buy? "
" Government should make tough decisions in the larger national interests, even if it upsets the people. "
" Whatever I feel, I say frankly. "
" People want development, modern thinking. They want to encourage and support research in agriculture and other fields. "
" Every election is hectic. "
" I met Lalit Modi in London once. He had apprehensions regarding coming back to India, as his security was withdrawn. He was not worried about cases filed against him. "
" Thackeray is an institution that cannot become irrelevant because of one election. "
" I have always fought for farmers getting better prices. "
" I still believe that a fight between two brothers should not destroy peace and harmony and bring trouble to the common man. "
" Marriage is no substitute for political experience. "
" If a politician is a successful administrator, certainly he has got every right to administer cricket. "
" I think criticism of good work should stop somewhere. "
" I have been president of the Indian Kabbadi Association, and likewise, I have been associated with various other sports as well. "
" We will primarily focus on affordable housing, water supply and transport infrastructure, as these are critical for Mumbai. Infrastructure deficit is an issue in all urban areas. "
" The Gandhi family has a tradition of being good hosts. When you call upon them, they treat you with a lot of respect. "