Shivraj Patil
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"Shivraj Vishwanath Patil" is an Indian politician who has been Governor of the state of Punjab, India/Punjab and Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh since 2010. Previously, he was the Speaker of Lok Sabha/Speaker of the 11th Lok Sabha from 1991 to 1996 and served in Manmohan Singh's cabinet as Ministry of Home Affairs (India)/Union Minister of Home Affairs from 2004 to 2008. He also served in the Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi cabinets as Minister of Defence during the 1980s.

Patil resigned from the post of Home Minister on 30 November 2008, following widespread criticism raised after November 2008 Mumbai attacks/terrorist attacks on Mumbai, and took moral responsibility for the security lapse that led to the attacks.

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The morale of the people and the passengers appears to be high.

[That assessment contrasted with official comments Sunday. Police said then that they were questioning] numerous ... the investigation is going well.

We have directed the security forces to step up the surveillance all over the country particularly in metro cities. The government would like to assure the public that it would take all precautionary measures to prevent reoccurrence of such bomb blasts.

We have lots of information but it is not proper to disclose it yet, ... The investigation is going well.

I appeal to the people to please go back to their families immediately. They will feel secure when they see their relatives.

Incompetence has been exposed several times.

We have people coming in our cities from different countries and we will look into why and when they come.

We are not afraid of elections but we are not creating conditions for elections either, ... We are not pining for elections. Suppose people give the same kind of fractured verdict we will be back in the same situation.

We also fail understand what Dr Manmohan Singh means when he says he will await the detailed judgement, the full judgement can take any length of time.