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Maneka Gandhi

Data de nascimento: 26. Agosto 1956


Maneka Sanjay Gandhi is the Indian Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development in the Government of PM Narendra Modi. She is also an animal rights activist, environmentalist, and widow of the Indian politician Sanjay Gandhi. She has been a minister in four governments, and has authored a number of books in the areas of etymology, law and animal welfare. Maneka Gandhi is a member of the Nehru-Gandhi Family.

Citações Maneka Gandhi

„In all cases that have been investigated, the only time a state government gives permission for nilgai and wild boar shooting is when it is requested by vips, hotel and tourism people or friends of politicians.“

—  Maneka Gandhi
Criticising Punjab state for giving hunting licences to VIPs, as quoted in "VIP Hunters Get Licence To Kill In Punjab", Tehelka (22 April 2006)

„If there are 500 tigers left in India, I'd be surprised. They are even skinning the tigers in Indian zoos.“

—  Maneka Gandhi
On poaching of tigers in India, as quoted in "Hunting down the hunter: A dying breed", The Independent (12 April 2006)


„It is so naturally high in fat that it leads to obesity, the cause of all modern disease. Ayurveda actually lists milk as one of the five white poisons.“

—  Maneka Gandhi
On drinking milk, as quoted in "Ayurveda actually lists milk as one of the five white poisons", Rediff (12 April 2000)

„The movement I have initiated against the entry of junk food has already resulted in the reduction of sales of KFC in Bangalore to a record low.“

—  Maneka Gandhi
On her campaign against junk food, as quoted in "Kfc Branded "Poison" In India", Chicago Tribune (30 October 1995)

„It is a win-win situation for us — no harm to janitors by way of daily exposure to chemicals, and cows will be valued more.“

—  Maneka Gandhi
On the use of gomutra as a floor cleaner, as quoted in "Holy cow! Government offices may soon be cleaned using liquid made from bovine urine", The Economic Times (9 January 2015)

„Among a certain class this winter, there wasn't a party in Delhi that didn't have cocaine.“

—  Maneka Gandhi
On Delhi's drug problem, as quoted in "New Kicks on The Block", India Today (5 April 1999)

„Meat can no longer be protected as a personal choice. If your meat is going to destroy my health and our environment, you ought to have to pay for it.“

—  Maneka Gandhi
On taxing meat-eaters, as quoted in "Interview: Maneka Gandhi", The Scavenger (21 November 2009)

„Money through trade of slaughtered animals goes into terrorism, therefore goes into killing us, why are we allowing this?“

—  Maneka Gandhi
On India's beef exports, as quoted in "Funds from cow slaughter racket being pumped into terror: Maneka Gandhi", The Times of India (15 September 2014)


„Whether they serve lamb or vegetable burgers is irrelevant. McDonald's is the largest killer of cows in the world.“

—  Maneka Gandhi
Commenting on McDonald's lamb burger in India, as quoted in "To Curry Favor in India Debut, McDonald's Sells Maharaja Macs", The Christian Science Monitor (17 October 1996)

„I have not done anything to merit being thrown out. I don't understand why I am being attacked and held personally responsible. I am more loyal to my mother-in-law than even to my mother.“

—  Maneka Gandhi
On being driven away by her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi, as quoted in "Son's Widow Quits Gandhi Household", The New York Times (31 March 1982)

„Has prostitution come to an end because of warnings against it?“

—  Maneka Gandhi
On the effectiveness of anti-smoking ads, as quoted in "One-woman army", India Today (15 May 1990)

„In India, no power plant runs beyond 58 per cent of its capacity. I believe instead of making yet another plant which is really disastrous, what you should do first is to go in for conservation - that is increase your 58 per cent to 90 per cent. Your power problem would be solved right there.“

—  Maneka Gandhi
On Indian power plants, as quoted in "'We have to stop this Amethi-ising of the entire country, says Maneka Gandhi", India Today (15 May 1990)


„Let me clarify at the outset that this decision to permit hunting of wild boars and blue bull in the wild is not taken for the sake of farmers, but to benefit those private forest lodge operators who have clients from Middle East and other countries.“

—  Maneka Gandhi
Criticising Madhya Pradesh government's move to simply hunting rules, as quoted in "Maneka miffed with MP govt's move to simplify hunting rules", First Post (20 January 2012)

„You have 2,000 girls who are killed in the womb every day. Some are born and have pillows on their faces choking them.“

—  Maneka Gandhi
On female foeticide and female infanticide, as quoted in "Indian minister says 2,000 girls 'killed' every day", Reuters (21 April 2015)

„Three years ago, I came to you as a bride. Today, I come as a widow who, with a small child, was thrown out of her mother-in-law's house.“

—  Maneka Gandhi
During an election campaign speech in Amethi, as quoted in Mrs. "Gandhi's feisty daughter-in-law: more than a political nuisance?", The Christian Science Monitor (6 April 1983)

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