BJP attacks Congress over Mani Shankar Aiyar’s inclusion in its media team

Anil Baluni also posted a video clip of the interview the former union minister had given to a Pakistani news channel in 2015. Aiyar is purportedly saying in the interview that the way of the deadlock in India-Pakistan relationship is "Remove them (BJP) and bring us (Congress) in. There is no other way".

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:July 13, 2017 9:12 pm
Mani Shankar Aiyar, congress communication team, congress, bjp, kashmir, pakistan, separatist Mani Shankar Aiyar (Source: File photo)

The BJP took a dig at the Congress on Thursday over Mani Shankar Aiyar’s inclusion in a panel to overhaul its communication strategy, claiming he is “liked” by separatists and had sought Pakistan’s help “against” India.

Aiyar is in the 10-member panel the opposition party had formed yesterday to overhaul its communication strategy. “Mani Shankar Aiyar, who had sought Pakistan’s help against India and is liked by separatists, is a member of the Congress’ official media team,” BJP media department head Anil Baluni tweeted.

Baluni also posted a video clip of the interview the former union minister had given to a Pakistani news channel in 2015. Aiyar is purportedly saying in the interview that the way of the deadlock in India-Pakistan relationship is “Remove them (BJP) and bring us (Congress) in. There is no other way”.

The BJP has often cited this interview to attack the Congress party, which has maintained that it was his individual views and not of the party.

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    Boomba
    Jul 15, 2017 at 11:44 pm
    Con Grace must understand that this morons inclusion in any form of official party tantamounts to tacit approval of " inhe hathaye aur hame Laye". This will land the party in further opprobium in the national arena.
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      VAID
      Jul 15, 2017 at 5:26 am
      There should be concerted and agressive criticism against Aiyer for his treasonous remarks and seditious conduct. I am afraid BJP is too pussilanimus when it comes to dealing with TMC, JRD and Congress in particular
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        kamal
        Jul 14, 2017 at 11:42 pm
        BJP should have suggested that they are willing to give SAMBIT PATRA,MUKHTAR ABBAS AND SHAH NAWAZ HUSAIN on loan to congress.
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          din
          Jul 14, 2017 at 9:14 pm
          FIRST RAHUL GOES TO CHINA WITH SECRET AND THIS NOW THIS WANT TO JOIN TO INFORM PAKISTAN
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            Desh
            Jul 13, 2017 at 10:37 pm
            Nani shankar Aiyer is well knowledgeable person knows in and out of the politics and very good communicators, can tackle any issues at ease.
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              din
              Jul 14, 2017 at 9:15 pm
              Congressi can never be trusted
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                Boomba
                Jul 15, 2017 at 11:48 pm
                money Sankor Ire is an outright nuisance and a rascal per say , and should be silenced for the sake of the country.
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                DimaagKaDahi
                Jul 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm
                Congress has a serious dearth of grassroots talent. Falling upon this moron is a desperate tactic. Maybe sonia aunty needs someone who will defend Pappu Gandhi irrespective of how stupid he is. Good they are bringing him back. Please give a larger role to diggi as well. Not only does he suffer from foot in the mouth disease, the whole leg is in his mouth. This will ensure that even moderates won't vote for congress.
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