Mani Shankar Aiyar said Rahul Gandhi has given about a month to the party to find a replacement and there have been confabulations within the Congress over the issue with the feeling in the party overwhelmingly in favour of Rahul staying on.
Mani Shankar Aiyar lost his temper at tv reporters who met him at the Punjab government guest house in Shimla and questioned him over an article he wrote, recalling a slur he directed at PM Modi in 2017.
HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar alleged that BSP chief Mayawati supports the Congress government in Rajasthan, and remained ‘quiet’ on atrocities against people belonging to SC and ST communities.
The party also accused the prime minister of lowering the political discourse by using ‘downright insulting’ and ‘abusive language’ against his political opponents
In an article titled 'Modi's ouster on 23 May will be India's fitting reply to the most foul-mouthed PM', Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar slammed the Prime Minister over a ‘dirty election campaign.’
“Remember how I described him on 7 December 2017? Was I not prophetic?” writes Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar.
BJP senior leader Kavinder Gupta remarks came minutes after senior PDP leader and former Minister for Finance Altaf Bukhari said talks were on between the three parties.
The Madras High Court last week upheld the disqualification of 18 ruling party MLAs, loyal to AMMK leader T T V Dhinakaran, and cleared the decks for the bypolls in the constituencies.
Aiyar was suspended from the primary membership of the Congress party in December 2017 after his "neech" remark for Prime Minister Modi courted a major controversy.
He noted that a politician needs "oxygen" of publicity and journalists need politicians to write about.
At the February 11 event, Aiyar had hailed Pakistan for seeking to resolve issues with India through dialogue,
The Congress leader on the same day said he believed in the Pakistani people as they clapped for him because he spoke of peace.
During a session, he hailed Islamabad for seeking to resolve issues with India through dialogue, saying New Delhi does not have this policy.
"I have met even the chief of RAW in previous seminars. So does that imply, all of them were colluders?"
Rejecting the charge as "innuendos and falsehoods", Singh said he was deeply pained by the prime minister's "ill thought transgression".
PM Modi had said that Pakistan is colluding with congress to meddle with Gujarat elections. He also sought explanation from Congress over reports of the meet.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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