Congress would win next elections, Rahul Gandhi to be PM: Mani Shankar Aiyar

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 expresses shock over govt scanner on Ford Foundation, Greenpeace

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 finalises programmes on Ambedkar, reaches out to Dalits

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.

Mani Shankar Aiyar advocates returning Afzal Guru's remains

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Tuesday advocated returning the remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru to his family.

Land Acquisition Ordinance violates farmers' rights: Congress

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Monday said that the Land Acquisition Ordinance brought by the BJP-led government at the Centre was not in favour of the farmers.

Why is Sonia "silent" on Aiyar's remarks on Paris terror attack: BJP

 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.

Paris terror attack a 'backlash': Mani Shankar Aiyar

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.

Political parties join DU teachers' stir over recruitment roster

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.

Aiyar accuses Govt of playing vote bank politics

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.

Indian, Pakistani MPs keen to kick-start talks

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.

NDA Govt has no understanding of Nehru's values: Aiyar

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.

Narendra Modi can be pushed back to Gujarat: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar

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.

Mani Shankar Aiyar slams Natwar Singh over claims regarding Rajiv Gandhi, IPKF

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.

Why is Narendra Modi taking extra interest in oil pricing, asks Mani Shankar Aiyar

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".

After Tharoor`s `Modi 2.0` praise, Jairam Ramesh calls PM India`s Richard Nixon

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`.

After Narendra Modi, Shashi Tharoor now praises Smriti Irani

Despite being criticised by his fellow Congressmen for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi a week back, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday overtly praised HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

Mani Shankar Aiyar calls Shashi Tharoor a `chameleon`

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".

Never used word `chaiwala` for Narendra Modi: Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar, the man whose verbal attack ultimately contributed to the thumping victory of the BJP, said he never used the word `chaiwala` (tea vendor) for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Restore plaque with Savarkar`s quotes at Andaman memorial: BJP

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.

Sobriquet attaching garbage to my name a great honour: Aiyar

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.