Mani Shankar Aiyar

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They will rape sisters/daughters: BJP MP on Shaheen Bagh protestors

28 Jan 2020

They will rape sisters/daughters: BJP MP on Shaheen Bagh protestors

With election season reaching its peak in Delhi, controversial statements have become the order of the day.

Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'qatil' remark at Shaheen Bagh sparks row

15 Jan 2020

Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'qatil' remark at Shaheen Bagh sparks row

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has a penchant for landing in news. And ironically, his words help his political rival, the BJP, reap electoral benefits.

Aiyar calls PM Modi 'coward'; tells reporters to f*&k off

15 May 2019

Aiyar calls PM Modi 'coward'; tells reporters to f*&k off

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has found himself in the midst of a controversy following his outburst in front of journalists.

Why Congress doesn't need elitism of Sam Pitroda and Aiyar

14 May 2019

Why Congress doesn't need elitism of Sam Pitroda and Aiyar

Politics is all about connecting with people. Voters want to see their reflection in their representatives. If they fail to strike a chord, how will they raise important issues?

In Rahul's presence, Congress leader says Modi looks like "terrorist"

11 Mar 2019

In Rahul's presence, Congress leader says Modi looks like "terrorist"

Stoking up a major controversy, Congress leader Vijayashanti said in Telangana that Prime Minister Narendra Modi "looked like a terrorist".

Despite row, Sanjay Nirupam says calling Modi 'illiterate' wasn't undignified

13 Sep 2018

Despite row, Sanjay Nirupam says calling Modi 'illiterate' wasn't undignified

Remarks of Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam about Prime Minister Narendra Modi have sparked a row, but the former isn't apologetic about it.

Nation pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on 74th birth anniversary

20 Aug 2018

Nation pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on 74th birth anniversary

PM Narendra Modi today led the nation in paying homage to former premier Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary.

Modi's "Pakistan involved in elections" remark based on informal-sources: RTI

10 Jun 2018

Modi's "Pakistan involved in elections" remark based on informal-sources: RTI

Almost six months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hinted at Pakistan's involvement in the Gujarat assembly elections, an RTI reply has revealed his claim was based on informal sources.

Jinnah's portrait should be removed from AMU: BJP leader Kalraj

09 May 2018

Jinnah's portrait should be removed from AMU: BJP leader Kalraj

Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra today said that the portrait of Mohammed Ali Jinnah should be removed from the Aligarh Muslim University as the Pakistan founder symbolizes Partition of India.

Amit Shah lists Congress's failures, BJP's achievements ahead of Karnataka-elections

08 May 2018

Amit Shah lists Congress's failures, BJP's achievements ahead of Karnataka-elections

BJP President Amit Shah spoke about issues concerning poll-bound Karnataka in an interview to Hindustan Times and said his party will win an absolute majority.

Mani Shankar Aiyar: I am proud of Pakistan

12 Feb 2018

Mani Shankar Aiyar: I am proud of Pakistan

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has sparked controversy yet again by saying that dialogue as a solution to the India-Pakistan issue has been accepted by Pakistan, but not by India.

Day after truce with government, Rahul takes swipe at Modi

28 Dec 2017

Day after truce with government, Rahul takes swipe at Modi

After Congress's consistent clamoring for PM Modi's apology disrupted the Parliament, FM Arun Jaitley placated them by saying that Modi didn't mean to question ex-PM Singh's commitment to India.

Jaitley: Modi didn't question Manmohan Singh's commitment to India

27 Dec 2017

Jaitley: Modi didn't question Manmohan Singh's commitment to India

Finance minister Arun Jaitley tried to pacify Congress with a half-apology claiming that PM Modi didn't mean to question former PM Manmohan Singh's loyalty to India.

Winter session, Parliament Day 3: Protests continue

19 Dec 2017

Winter session, Parliament Day 3: Protests continue

The ongoing winter session of Parliament has been rocked by protests. Congress is demanding that PM Modi apologize to former PM Manmohan Singh for alleging that the latter colluded with Pakistan to influence Gujarat polls.

Govt. introduces five bills amidst Congress disruption in Lok Sabha

18 Dec 2017

Govt. introduces five bills amidst Congress disruption in Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the second day today after Congress members made a ruckus over insinuations made by PM Modi against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

BJP vs. Congress: Top 8 Gujarat Assembly Election controversies

18 Dec 2017

BJP vs. Congress: Top 8 Gujarat Assembly Election controversies

With BJP leading in the Gujarat Assembly Elections, it looks like the party is heading for a victory in the state for the sixth consecutive time.

BJP releases Rahul Gandhi-Jayanti Natarajan emails, questions Manmohan Singh's authority

15 Dec 2017

BJP releases Rahul Gandhi-Jayanti Natarajan emails, questions Manmohan Singh's authority

PM Narendra Modi, at a recent function paying tribute to Parliament attack martyrs, exchanged a frosty hand-shake with former PM Manmohan Singh. Later, Singh released a video message demanding an apology.

Gujarat polls: Rahul says Congress confident of winning Gujarat polls

12 Dec 2017

Gujarat polls: Rahul says Congress confident of winning Gujarat polls

With Gujarat polls' second phase on December 14, today was Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi's last day of campaigning.

Gujarat polls: Manmohan Singh lambasts PM Modi, seeks his apology

12 Dec 2017

Gujarat polls: Manmohan Singh lambasts PM Modi, seeks his apology

The usually restrained Manmohan Singh condemned PM Narendra Modi for spreading "falsehoods" and "canards." Condemning him of setting a "dangerous precedent," Singh asked Modi to apologize.

Gujarat polls: New controversy over Chidambaram's photo with Taliban leader

11 Dec 2017

Gujarat polls: New controversy over Chidambaram's photo with Taliban leader

Before the second phase of Gujarat elections, Congress is facing a deluge of problems.

Mani Shankar Aiyar's dinner attended by former army chief, ex-diplomats

11 Dec 2017

Mani Shankar Aiyar's dinner attended by former army chief, ex-diplomats

The Gujarat elections' slugfest has veered in a different direction after Congress's Mani Shankar Aiyar called PM Narendra Modi a "neech" (low-life) person.

Modi alleges "secret meeting" between Aiyar and Pakistan officials

10 Dec 2017

Modi alleges "secret meeting" between Aiyar and Pakistan officials

Ahead of the second phase of polling in the Gujarat elections, PM Narendra Modi has upped the ante against the Congress.

Mani Shankar Aiyar suspended, Jaitley says it's a "strategic" move

08 Dec 2017

Mani Shankar Aiyar suspended, Jaitley says it's a "strategic" move

Following senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's rant calling PM Narendra Modi a "neech" (low-life) person, Congress showed him the door.

BJP's Gaurav Bhatia: Sibal represented Sunni Waqf for Babri hearing

07 Dec 2017

BJP's Gaurav Bhatia: Sibal represented Sunni Waqf for Babri hearing

BJP's Gaurav Bhatia slammed Congress's Kapil Sibal for claiming that he didn't represent the Sunni Waqf Board during the Babri Masjid hearing.

After "chaiwala," motormouth Mani Shankar now calls PM Modi "neech"

07 Dec 2017

After "chaiwala," motormouth Mani Shankar now calls PM Modi "neech"

Congress's Mani Shankar Aiyar does it again. Launching a personal attack, he called PM Modi a "neech aadmi" (low-life person) even as the crucial Gujarat polls are right around the corner.

Rahul's elevation: PM Modi congratulates Congress on its "Aurangzeb Raj"

04 Dec 2017

Rahul's elevation: PM Modi congratulates Congress on its "Aurangzeb Raj"

Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination for Congress president today, amid high drama.

Congress red-faced after Yuva Desh's "chai-wala" meme mocks PM Modi

22 Nov 2017

Congress red-faced after Yuva Desh's "chai-wala" meme mocks PM Modi

As Gujarat goes to polls next month, Congress has thrust itself into a new controversy.

JD(U): Project Nitish as secular PM face for 2019

30 Mar 2017

JD(U): Project Nitish as secular PM face for 2019

The JD(U) has asked all "secular forces" in the country to unite under the leadership of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, for the 2019 general elections.

After BJP's UP victory, who will face Modi in 2019?

21 Mar 2017

After BJP's UP victory, who will face Modi in 2019?

After the BJP's UP win, Rahul Gandhi reportedly met NCP chief Sharad Pawar to discuss who will take on PM Narendra Modi in 2019.

Talks of grand alliance to counter BJP wave

18 Mar 2017

Talks of grand alliance to counter BJP wave

Sources have stated that there may be talks of a possible 'mahagatbandhan' in an attempt to counter the BJP's resounding victory in Uttar Pradesh and growing electoral popularity in India.