Amid speculation over Rahul Gandhi's elevation, a senior congress leader and former union minister Mani Shankar Aiyar on Sunday predicted that the Congress would win the next elections and Gandhi would be the next Prime Minister.
Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday expressed his shock over the Ford Foundation and Greenpeace being scrutinised for their activities by the NDA Government at the Centre and said it revealed the Fascist mentality of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday chaired a meeting to finalise programmes for year-long celebration of 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar as the party intends to reach out to Dalits in a bid to recover lost ground after a string of electoral reverses.
BJP on Friday questioned Congress President Sonia Gandhi's "silence" on statements of prominent party leaders "justifying" the Paris terror attack on journalists and demanded a response from her even as it asked the opposition party to stop "vote-bank" politics.
Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday described the terror attack in a satirical magazine office in Paris as a "backlash", noting that Muslims were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan without any discrimination of being "innocent" or otherwise.
Leaders of various political parties on Monday joined Delhi University teachers and students in a protest against the non-implementation of a 200-point reservation roster for the recruitment of teachers.
Accusing the Narendra Modi Government of playing "vote bank politics" to garner Hindu votes under the "mask of pro-development", Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday claimed the ploy is to bring religion into politics.
Parliamentarians from India and Pakistan on Friday agreed on initiating a "talk about talk" process to set the stage for resumption of formal dialogue between the two countries, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said.
As the battle between Congress and BJP over Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy continues, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Monday hit out at the NDA Government saying it has no understanding of Nehru's values.
Already facing flak for his pre-election `tea vendor` remark, staunch Congressman Mani Shankar Aiyar on Wednesday said that women power can push Prime Minister Narendra Modi back to Gujarat, right up to the sea.
Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday slammed former union minister K Natwar Singh over his claim that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi decided to send the Indian Peace Keeping Force to Sri Lanka without taking his cabinet colleagues into confidence.
Mani Shankar Aiyar, who was also Petroleum Minister in the UPA-I government, on Saturday criticised the move to keep the oil ministry under a junior minister and wondered whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi intends to take an "over-riding interest in energy pricing".
Within weeks after Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was criticised by his own party for overtly praising the Prime Minister, it is now former rural development minister Jairam Ramesh who has dared to ruffle a few feathers by calling Narendra Modi `India`s Richard Nixon`.
Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar Thursday slammed party spokesperson Shashi Tharoor for his effusive praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling his party colleague "immature" and a "chameleon".
The Centre should reinstate the plaque with Veer Savarkar`s quotes from Swatantrya Jyot at Cellular Jail in Andaman Islands, removed by former Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, senior BJP leader Ram Naik said on Wednesday.
Nicknamed as `Kuppai (garbage) Aiyar` by workers of rival parties in Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said he felt honoured by the sobriquet given to him as it was a testimony to his work.