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.
Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, anti-nuclear activist and Aam Admi Party`s (AAP) candidate S P Udayakumar were among 63 candidates who filed their papers on the opening day of nominations today for the April 24 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu.
Former Union Minister and the Congress candidate for the Mayiladuthurai Lok Sabha seat,Mani Shankar Aiyar strongly believes that the good work done by him as an MP for the constituency over the past two decades will fetch him a comfortable victory in the upcoming polls.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has hit out at his party colleague Mani Shankar Aiyar who had recently contended that Congress should sit in Opposition, saying it is "defeatist mentality".
Congress vice president Rahul Ganndhi on Thursday disapproved of party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar`s tea vendor remarks against Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and directed the party spokespersons not to make personal attacks against the opposition leaders.
An unusual scene was witnessed in Rajya Sabha today when senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar taunted members agitating over a variety of issues ranging from Telangana to plight of Tamil fishermen.
Launching BJP`s poll campaign here by inaugurating a tea stall, senior party leader M Venkaiah Naidu, who tasted the beverage for the first time, Wednesday criticised Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar over his `tea vendor` remark against Narendra Modi.
Mocking Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar`s tea vendor taunt at BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the party distributed tea to public free of cost to register their protest against the controversial remark.
BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed the BJP National Council meet here and launched an attack on the Congress for not naming party vice president Rahul Gandhi as its PM candidate in the recent AICC meet.