Hamid Ansari: ‘Idea’ Of India Being Challenged With A Certain Frequency Which Makes Me Uncomfortable

On Thursday, Vice-President Hamid Ansari completes exactly two terms in office, the latter part managing a Rajya Sabha that was often in conflict with the government. Ansari has also served as India’s ambassador to several countries, was India’s Permanent Representative to the UN and also vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. As he leaves office, Ansari speaks to Indian Express on his two terms, the challenges he faced and those before the country.

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    Vengrai
    Aug 17, 2017 at 7:04 am
    All that has been said in extolling Mr.Ansari is fine. But what made people change their eye brows in to a question mark is the time (valedictory ?) that he had chosen to give air to his critique. Sathya Parthar
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    Rahul
    Aug 16, 2017 at 12:49 pm
    Hamid Ansari was made VP because of Congress and CPM - according to him idea of India is - promote Urdu, spread Love Jihad and conversions, appease minorities as long as they are muslims (not Sikh, Budhists or Jains), quota for minorities, free Haj, funding for minority colleges and madarsas, go-soft on anti-India terrorists who are mostly muslims. Congress and CPM Yechury are sold out agents and only cause destruction in India.
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    heena
    Aug 15, 2017 at 5:29 pm
    You are and shall go anywhere in the world which you feel comfortable. It could be Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, egypt, Somalia or even Israel.
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    George
    Aug 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm
    Mr. Ansari, your idea of India is from a biased muslim first and leftist ideology . You in spite being the vice president of this great country are so backward in your thought, that if given a chance you will sell the country to China and Pakistan. Such traitors given such high positions frightens me.
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    rajeev
    Aug 15, 2017 at 2:23 pm
    His comments not correct. What did he do while he was in office since last several years. And before that when he was part of the Government. Maybe Sonia Gandhi twisted his arm and asked him to say this. Some body should ask his role, while he was Indian Ambassador to Iran and he put his personal interests on top of Country's interests, reason because his son was married to Iranian lady. What a creeppp!!! And think of it that he served the second highest post in GOI !!!!!!
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    Dipak
    Aug 15, 2017 at 7:25 am
    Oh, Allah, this Desh Drohi Kafir should be forcefully exported to Pakistan, dead or alive. We don't need him and Kapil MUSLAS Sibal.
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    RCA
    Aug 14, 2017 at 10:26 pm
    If he was uncomfortable, he should have resigned. Atleast he would have some credibility then. Now, he comes across as an opportunist.
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    undefined
    Aug 14, 2017 at 3:16 pm
    " idea of India" is not repeat of Terrorist Caliphate rule of India ! Learn to live in secular civilization!
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