Before the elections, Mani Shankar Aiyar’s words again deteriorated, praised Pakistanis in Lahore, lashed out at Modi government

By Pooja Bhardwaj February 12, 2024 1:07 PM IST

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Mani Shankar Aiyar: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has been in the dock of controversies earlier also due to his outspoken comments. Once again he has gone to Pakistan and praised the Pakistanis. Not only this, he has gone to Pakistan and targeted the Modi government of India. According to the information, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has praised Pakistan during a program. The Congress leader said that till date I have not been welcomed in any other country as much as I have been welcomed in Pakistan.

Mani Shankar Aiyar is known for his controversial statements. During the 2017 Gujarat Assembly elections, Mani Shankar Aiyar had made derogatory remarks against PM Modi. There was a lot of controversy on this. Keeping away from his statement, Congress had suspended him. Later he had to apologize for his statement.

Iyer remembered his days spent in Pakistan

In the latest case, Iyer praised Pakistanis during the Faiz Mahotsav in Alhamra, Lahore on Saturday. According to Pakistani media, Iyer said that when he was posted as Consul General in Karachi, everyone extended hospitality to him and his wife. During the event the Congress leader suggested that businessmen, students and academics should continue to meet outside India and Pakistan, bypassing the governments of both the countries.

According to Pakistani newspaper The Dawn, Iyer said, ‘In my experience, Pakistanis are such people who overreact to the other side. If we are friendly, they are more friendly. If we act hostile, they become even more hostile.’ During this, he also strongly criticized the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi government.

Mani Shankar Aiyar’s daughter had kept a fast in protest against Ram temple!

Recently, a case related to Mani Shankar Iyer’s daughter Suranya Iyer also came to light. In this he had announced to keep a fast in protest against the Ram temple built in Ayodhya. Due to this, he also received a notice from RWA and was asked to apologize. However, she had claimed that she does not live in the society on whose behalf the letter has been written to her. Suranya had announced the fast in support of ‘Muslims of India’ in a social media post on January 19.

Mani Shankar gave this statement in Jaipur Literature Fest

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar had earlier claimed on February 3, 2024 at the Jaipur Literature Festival (in Rajasthan) that ‘Modi government does not have the courage to talk with Pakistan.’ He said, ‘We can do surgical strike but cannot talk on the table.’

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