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."
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.
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.
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.
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.