Mani Shanker Aiyar expressed strong displeasure over the present form of Food Security Bill, saying the proposed legislation ignores the role of panchayats in Public Distribution System (PDS) and relies more on bureaucracy.
Not happy with the attitude of
sacked Commonwealth Games OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi, then
Sports Minister Mani Shanker Aiyar had sought to relieve his
ministry from channelling funds for the sporting extravaganza.
Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar termed Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev`s campaign against corruption as a "circus in Jantar Mantar and Ramlila Ground" but was critical of the way the UPA government handled the recent events.