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BJP Attacks Congress Over Mani Shankar Aiyar Pakistan Remark



BJP Attacks Congress Over Mani Shankar Aiyar Pakistan Remark

Mani Shankar Aiyar made the “respect Pakistan” comment whereas chatting with a YouTube channel final month.

New Delhi:

Congress veteran Mani Shankar Aiyar urging the federal government to ‘respect Pakistan’ due to its atom bombs triggered a political storm on Friday.

Anticipating the fallout of Mr Aiyar’s statements in an election season, the Congress was fast to dissociate and distance itself from his remarks however the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) was fast to latch on to his objectionable remarks and educated weapons on the grand previous occasion for his or her “love” and purported “fondness” for the neighbouring nation.

Many BJP leaders took umbrage at Mr Aiyar’s ‘eulogy’ of Pakistan at the price of India and mentioned that this was a transparent reflection of the Congress mindset as he was no abnormal chief however one among the many occasion’s policymakers.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge mentioned that it was Mr Aiyar’s private views and likewise went on to say that as we speak’s India was 100 instances stronger than earlier than.

“Mani Shankar Aiyar has put his ideas on Pakistan however as we speak’s India is 100 instances extra highly effective than Pakistan,” Mr Kharge informed media individuals in Telangana and likewise recalled how the Indira regime fractured the neighbouring nation in two components.

Congress Spokesperson Pawan Khera, in a video assertion, mentioned that the occasion distances itself utterly from Aiyar’s statements. He nevertheless pointed to BJP’s deliberate digging of previous movies to deflect consideration from day by day goof-ups by the Prime Minister. He additionally requested the BJP to elucidate, in what context EAM Jaishankar spoke about China.

He additionally made a reference to Indira Gandhi’s sturdy management in bifurcating Pakistan into two in 1971.

After Mr Aiyar’s video went viral, Union Ministers and prime BJP leaders have hit out on the Congress in addition to Mr Aiyar for his remarks.

Anurag Thakur mentioned that this reveals Congress leaders’ “love” for Pakistan.

“They dwell in India however their hearts reside in Pakistan. This reveals how Congress ideology works and the way they align with overseas palms,” he mentioned.

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar informed media individuals that Congress has develop into an ‘apologist for Pakistan and Pakistan-based terror’ and likewise educated weapons at Rahul’s management.

“‘Rahul’s Congress ideology’ is totally seen in these elections. Assist to and from terror-linked organisations and folks like SDPI, Yasin Malik. Rampant Corruption and loot of cash meant for the poor. Appease the Muslim neighborhood in any respect prices,” he mentioned.

BJP Spokesperson Rohan Gupta chatting with IANS mentioned that Mr Aiyar’s feedback cannot be taken flippantly.

“He’s somebody who drafted insurance policies for Congress, he’s no abnormal chief. His remarks replicate Congress’s thought course of and this reveals how the occasion’s love for Pakistan supersedes every little thing. Individuals won’t forgive them,” he mentioned.

Mani Shankar Aiyar made the “respect Pakistan” comment whereas chatting with a YouTube channel Chill Capsule final month.

“You might be roaming with a gun. Nothing may very well be resolved by that. Tensions solely improve. They’ve an atom bomb. Sure, we even have. However… discuss to them. Give them respect,” he had mentioned.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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