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Mani Shankar Aiyar: ‘I receive much more hatred in India than the love I receive in Pakistan’

Mani Shankar Aiyar also called for "uninterrupted and uninterruptible" talks between India and Pakistan to resolve longstanding issues. Pakistani news channel Geo News TV quoted him as saying that he regrets that New Delhi doesn't reciprocate Islamabad's push to resolve issues through dialogue.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 13, 2018 6:29 pm
Suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar is in Karachi to attend a literature festival. (Source: ANI)

Suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar Tuesday said he receives “much more hatred in India” than the love showered on him by people in Pakistan. Aiyar, who is in Karachi to attend a literature festival, claimed that people applaud him in Pakistan because he talks of peace.

“Thousands of people, whom I don’t know, hug me, wish me. I receive much more hatred in India than the love I receive in Pakistan. So I am happy to be here. They are clapping for me because I speak of peace,” Aiyar told ANI.

On Monday, he called for “uninterrupted and uninterruptible” talks between India and Pakistan to resolve longstanding issues.

Pakistani news channel Geo News TV quoted him as saying that he regrets that New Delhi doesn’t reciprocate Islamabad’s push to resolve issues through dialogue.

“And I am very proud and half very sad that this sentence of these three words has been accepted as Pakistan policy, but has not been accepted as Indian policy,” he was quoted as saying.

Aiyar was suspended by the Congress for “neech” remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Gujarat Assembly elections campaign. Aiyar apologised for his statement and blamed his poor command over Hindi for the misunderstanding.

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    Truth
    Feb 14, 2018 at 1:53 pm
    Mani Iyer why peace was not successful with Pork during Con-Gress rule when you and Diggy raja are chief advisers to Italian Mafia Queen and her hybrid Italian son Raul Vincii. This shows what you talk is non sense. If you think exterminating Hindus on Kashmir and in India is peace then we don't require your peace Gospel. Since Porkis love you more you are free to migrate to Pakistan along with your kith and kin.
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    1. Pankaj Singh
      Feb 14, 2018 at 10:02 am
      This ma should stay there in Pak and then we will see.
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        Shiva
        Feb 14, 2018 at 10:01 am
        This slave of the Italians is only fit to be a foot licking dog. He is the cheapest and most shameless pimp for the congress family. Next in line will be another foot licking slave Shashi Tharoor.
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          Vasu
          Feb 14, 2018 at 7:27 am
          What Mr Ayer says is at best half-truth. Yes, the civilian political parties in Pakistan have evolved to a large extent. Mr Nawaz Sharif campaigned and won the 2013 election on the plank of 'peace with India'. But, Look what happened to him for trying to do something to bring peace. The dawn leaks and the consequences. Pakistan's real malik is still on war path with India using all available resources. India must continue to keep guard.
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          1. Srinivasan N. Iyer
            Feb 14, 2018 at 7:05 am
            The problem is the army controls the Govt In Pakistan and the people like in India want peace. The army in Pakistan do not want to find a solution and is caught in the web of the ISI and the terror groups. Why does he not try and meet Hafiz Saeed and the terror groups to know the whether they wants peace.
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