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Mani Shankar Aiyar


For those in power now, only 80% people practicing Hinduism are 'real Indians': Mani Shankar Aiyar

November 15, 2021 10:19 pm

Aiyar said that Rahul Gandhi recently stated that there is a difference between Hinduism and Hindutva and he would like to add that "we who believe in Hinduism, we are 100 per cent Indians".

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan popular film stars, but 'marginal players' in politics: Aiyar

January 10, 2021 5:15 pm

Aiyar, who has been named in three key panels set up by the Congress for Tamil Nadu polls, asserted that superstar Rajinikanth's decision that he will not enter electoral politics 'will not make a tinker's difference'.

How can this be right time not just to leave Congress but, worse, defecting to other side?

March 23, 2020 9:37 am

Congress is at long last rediscovering its voice. Congressmen should seize the moment — not defect to the other side.

Mani Shankar Aiyar at Shaheen Bagh: 'Ab dekhein ki kiska haath mazboot hai, hamara ya uss qaatil ka'

January 15, 2020 11:49 am

Attacking at the BJP-led central government, Aiyar said while it came to power with the promise of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas,’ all it did was “sabka saath, sabka vinaash”.

Watch: 'I was born in Pakistan, what identity proof will I show,' says Mani Shankar Aiyar

January 17, 2020 8:55 pm

Massive agitations against the citizenship law have rocked the nation ever since it became a law on December 12 when President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Amendment Bill.  

Derogatory word against PM is not sedition: Delhi Police to court

September 20, 2019 6:52 am

Seeking dismissal of the complaint as “no cognizable offence is made out” from its contents, police said it will abide by the court’s direction.

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

June 23, 2019 7:13 pm

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'

May 15, 2019 4:46 pm

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.

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

May 15, 2019 2:53 am

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

May 14, 2019 7:35 pm

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.


Politicos react to Pakistan's enquiry panel on Pathankot attack

January 11, 2016 1:01 pm

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

January 10, 2016 7:53 am

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.

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

January 09, 2016 7:40 am

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.