"Delhi is the capital of criminals, not only the politicians."
Supriya Sule - NCP
"While you snigger and laugh over Sheila Ki Jawaani, I want to remind you that the whole nation is watching us hoping this law will make their daughters safe in the country. Once while I was on a flight, a man walked up to me and said you have made the Delhi gangrape issue into such a joke. Only when something like this happens to one of your politicians' daughters, will you understand our fears. This is how deeply the country grudges us."
Anand Gangaram Geete - Shiv Sena
"Lot of people made fun of us when we opposed Valentine's Day. But now everyone agrees that it is Westernisation of our culture which is to blame for the rising number of rapes in the country. We have to accept it."
Sumitra Mahajan - BJP
"Anyway, people these days get divorced over insignificant issues. Marital rape shouldn't be made into a criminal offense. It will destroy Indian families. Things like these should be sorted out within the family or by counseling. There is no need for a law. You know the Indian family, it has a binding effect on the society."
Image: Senior leader of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Member of Parliament(MP) for the state of West Bengal Gurudas Dasgupta (L) talks to reporters