Congress leader wants Mani Shankar Aiyar sacked over Pakistan remarks, says he'll write to Rahul Gandhi

Senior Congress leader and former lawmaker Hanumantha Rao has said he will write to party president Rahul Gandhi and urge him to expel Mani Shankar Aiyar.

FP Staff February 13, 2018 21:46:56 IST
Congress leader wants Mani Shankar Aiyar sacked over Pakistan remarks, says he'll write to Rahul Gandhi

Senior Congress leader and former lawmaker Hanumantha Rao said he will write to party president Rahul Gandhi and urge him to expel Mani Shankar Aiyar over his Pakistan remarks, ANI reported.

 

"Being such an educated person, he is making such frivolous statements. Because of him, this generation is suffering. Better he should stop talking such weird things because it can distract majority workers of Congress party," he was further quoted by ANI as saying.

Rao's reaction came after Aiyar on Tuesday said he received “much more hatred in India” than the love showered on him by people in Pakistan.

On Monday, Aiyar hailed Islamabad for seeking to resolve issues with India through dialogue. "There is only one way of resolving India-Pakistan issues and that is by an uninterrupted and uninterruptible dialogue," he said. The Express Tribune also quoted Aiyar as saying at a session in Karachi, “I love Pakistan because I love India.”

Aiyar's comments come just days after a group of heavily-armed men attacked an army camp in Jammu, killing six soldiers and one civilian. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman subsequently warned Pakistan that it will "pay for its misadventures".

Aiyar was suspended from the primary leadership of the party in December 2017 after he referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as 'neech'.

With inputs from agencies

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