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Mani Shankar Aiyar: 'Non-Gandhi' can be Congress chief, but family must remain active in party

Mani Shankar Aiyar said, "I am sure we can survive if we have to without a Nehru-Gandhi as the titular head of the party, provided the Nehru-Gandhis remain active in the party and can help resolve a crisis in case serious differences arise."

Mani Shankar Aiyar abuses reporters, calls PM Modi a 'coward'

Aiyar lost his temper at TV reporters who met him at the Punjab government guest house and questioned him over an article he wrote, recalling a slur he directed at Modi in 2017.

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Aiyar justifies ‘neech’ remark on PM Modi, BJP hits back, Congress condemns

Aiyar concluded his criticism of the PM with the lines — “Remember how I described him on 7 December 2017? Was I not prophetic?”

Not on back foot due to Aiyar's remarks on Modi, his views are personal: Congress

The party has, however, accused the PM of lowering the dignity of his office, while referring to his recent remarks on former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

'Wasn't I prophetic': Mani Shankar Aiyar justifies his 'neech aadmi' jibe against PM Modi

Mani Shankar Aiyar called Modi "the most foul-mouthed prime minister" who will be "ousted" by the people of India on May 23

BJP slams Rahul for revoking Mani Shankar Aiyar’s suspension

The revocation of the suspension of Aiyar, Sambit Patra said, shows the “double speak” of Gandhi who often speaks of hugging and love while actually promotes people who abuse and hate PM Modi.

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Rahul's love for Mani Shankar Aiyar is back: BJP reacts after senior Congress leader's suspension revoked

Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters, party spokesperson Sambit Patra questioned why Aiyar was taken back by the Congress, wondering if the party was incomplete without him.

Rahul Gandhi revokes Mani Shankar Aiyar's suspension from Congress' primary membership

Aiyar was suspended in December last year for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "neech kism ka aadmi" during the campaigning for Gujarat polls last year.

Mani Shankar Aiyar's remarks on Savarkar baseless: Grandson

Ranjit Savarkar, grandson of V D Savarkar, said Mani Shankar Aiyar's remarks were baseless as the late freedom fighter never accepted the two-nation theory, which led to the creation of Pakistan in 1947.

Jinnah portrait row: In Pakistan, Mani Shankar Aiyar says first proponent of two nation theory was Savarkar

"During Gujarat elections, we saw how dinner meetings with topmost Pakistan officials were held to defeat BJP and now mutual love for Tipu Sultan and Jinnah," BJP President Amit Shah said.

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Politicos react to Pakistan's enquiry panel on Pathankot attack

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Reacting to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's decision to set up a joint investigation team to investigate the links of the Pathankot air base attackers with Pakistan, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has put the onus on the Indian Government to take the next step. Aiyar said if this is true then it is the first step but it is not the last step because we have been through this before. He added that a special court had also been set up at the time of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Srikant Sharma lauded Islamabad's initiative, saying the entire nation is upset over the Pathankot attack.

Appointment of VK Singh as Union Minister 'huge mistake': Congress

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Sunday said the appointment of VK Singh as the Union Minister was a huge mistake and it's good that the debate regarding appointment of Singh has surfaced again. He also said that Singh should be sacked, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should sack him. Aiyar also stated that something unconstitutional must have happened on the night of alleged troop movement in 2012.

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Pakistan’s reaction on Pathankot terror attack not different: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday said Pakistan’s reaction is not very much different, adding that earlier Pakistan’s former prime minister Yusuf Gilani did the same thing after 26/11 attack and spoke to former prime minister Manmohan Singh, and now Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is also doing the same, after the Pathankot attack. He added that India has given them lot of evidences but Pakistan’s court is not treating those evidences with respect.

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