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Mani Shanker Aiyer argues : “I say that because he made the remark after lengthy exhortations of peace, very much in the manner he pleaded for an end to violence in the preceding days,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 21, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker's difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker's difference," External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kamal Haasan ) : "Since these two (Rajinikanth and Haasan) have never used cinema as a medium for a political message, they remain what they are - very very popular film stars, but not people who attract public opinion to their point of view in political terms," External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker's difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker's difference," External link

outlookindia Sunday, January 10, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kamal Haasan ) : "Since these two (Rajinikanth and Haasan) have never used cinema as a medium for a political message, they remain what they are -- very very popular film stars, but not people who attract public opinion to their point of view in political terms," External link

outlookindia Sunday, January 10, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker's difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker's difference," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kamal Haasan ) : "Since these two (Rajinikanth and Haasan) have never used cinema as a medium for a political message, they remain what they are -- very very popular film stars, but not people who attract public opinion to their point of view in political terms," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : “When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker’s difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker’s difference,” External link

expressindia Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kamal Haasan ) : “Since these two (Rajinikanth and Haasan) have never used cinema as a medium for a political message, they remain what they are — very very popular film stars, but not people who attract public opinion to their point of view in political terms,” External link

expressindia Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker's difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker's difference," External link

economictimes Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kamal Haasan ) : "Since these two (Rajinikanth and Haasan) have never used cinema as a medium for a political message, they remain what they are -- very very popular film stars, but not people who attract public opinion to their point of view in political terms," External link

economictimes Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : “When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker’s difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker’s difference,” External link

thehindu Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kamal Haasan ) : “Since these two (Rajinikanth and Haasan) have never used cinema as a medium for a political message, they remain what they are — very very popular film stars, but not people who attract public opinion to their point of view in political terms,” External link

thehindu Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker's difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker's difference," External link

news18 Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : “When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker’s difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker’s difference,” External link

Hindu Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kamal Haasan ) : “Since these two (Rajinikanth and Haasan) have never used cinema as a medium for a political message, they remain what they are — very very popular film stars, but not people who attract public opinion to their point of view in political terms,” External link

Hindu Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "The Nixon tapes have long ago revealed that Nixon was a very vulgar, completely uncivilised and perhaps typical white American male of his generation. The revelations made by Gary Bass only confirm that," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Indira Gandhi ) : "It is perhaps Indira Gandhi's greatest achievement that she completely outwitted and put to shame this horrible man who was perhaps the only president to be driven out of office for his misdemeanours," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "The Nixon tapes have long ago revealed that Nixon was a very vulgar, completely uncivilised and perhaps typical white American male of his generation. The revelations made by Gary Bass only confirm that," External link

economictimes Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Indira Gandhi ) : "It is perhaps Indira Gandhi's greatest achievement that she completely outwitted and put to shame this horrible man who was perhaps the only president to be driven out of office for his misdemeanours," External link

economictimes Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "The Nixon tapes have long ago revealed that Nixon was a very vulgar, completely uncivilised and perhaps typical white American male of his generation. The revelations made by Gary Bass only confirm that," External link

news18 Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Indira Gandhi ) : "It is perhaps Indira Gandhi's greatest achievement that she completely outwitted and put to shame this horrible man who was perhaps the only president to be driven out of office for his misdemeanours," External link

news18 Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I have endorsed the letter. Because I thought that those were constructive suggestions. I didn’t find anything anti-Sonia Gandhi or anti-Rahul Gandhi. So, I endorsed it. I had not seen the letter. Nobody approached me for my signature… I decided to take my own initiative and I have informed the high command that I endorse these suggestions,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I have endorsed the letter. Because I thought that those were constructive suggestions. I didn’t find anything anti-Sonia Gandhi or anti-Rahul Gandhi. So, I endorsed it. I had not seen the letter. Nobody approached me for my signature… I decided to take my own initiative and I have informed the high command that I endorse these suggestions,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer writes : “Remember the famous wink? And Rahul’s statement that the only one who could wander into his home at any time was Scindia? It was their proximity to him that created the mythology of the older generation versus the younger, engaged in a life-and-death tussle to climb the maypole of prominence in the Congress,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer writes : “In avenging themselves on the party that nurtured them, they can take what satisfaction they wish, but it requires something of a flexible conscience to reconcile years of luxuriating in all the rewards fed them by Rahul and Sonia Gandhi when they were still in their twenties and thirties, and then, as they enter middle-age, bite the hand that has thus far fed them so abundantly,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "In the morning (on Saturday), police arrived and told Mr. Shah, when I was on a morning walk, that he is not allowed to hold the meeting which was scheduled at 1 PM today at the hotel in which we are staying. After that he called me and asked me to return to the hotel as quickly as possible. A policemen came and said he was under orders to inform Mr Shah that the meeting would not take place," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "I read in the newspapers how the envoys were shown that there was normalcy here and I wish they had seen the condition in which Mr Shah and I are in. We came here as Indians, this is an unbreakable and 'atoot ang' of India, to meet our co-Indians and we find that our co-Indians are being denied their rights," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "In the morning (on Saturday), police arrived and told Mr. Shah, when I was on a morning walk, that he is not allowed to hold the meeting which was scheduled at 1 PM today at the hotel in which we are staying. After that he called me and asked me to return to the hotel as quickly as possible. A policemen came and said he was under orders to inform Mr Shah that the meeting would not take place," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "I read in the newspapers how the envoys were shown that there was normalcy here and I wish they had seen the condition in which Mr Shah and I are in. We came here as Indians, this is an unbreakable and 'atoot ang' of India, to meet our co-Indians and we find that our co-Indians are being denied their rights," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "In the morning (on Saturday), police arrived and told Mr. Shah, when I was on a morning walk, that he is not allowed to hold the meeting which was scheduled at 1 PM today at the hotel in which we are staying. After that he called me and asked me to return to the hotel as quickly as possible. A policemen came and said he was under orders to inform Mr Shah that the meeting would not take place," External link

news18 Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "I read in the newspapers how the envoys were shown that there was normalcy here and I wish they had seen the condition in which Mr Shah and I are in. We came here as Indians, this is an unbreakable and 'atoot ang' of India, to meet our co-Indians and we find that our co-Indians are being denied their rights," External link

news18 Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "India is ours, the Constitution is ours and the Tiranga is our flag" External link

news18 Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "these women, who people used to say never used to come out...in this cold, are out there since 44 days" External link

news18 Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Yashwant Sinha ) : "His (Sinha) yatra has shown that we do not fear the government," External link

news18 Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "India is ours, the Constitution is ours and the Tiranga is our flag" External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "these women, who people used to say never used to come out...in this cold, are out there since 44 days" External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Yashwant Sinha ) : "His (Sinha) yatra has shown that we do not fear the government," External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "India is ours, the Constitution is ours and the Tiranga is our flag" External link

business-standard Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "these women, who people used to say never used to come out...in this cold, are out there since 44 days" External link

business-standard Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Yashwant Sinha ) : "His (Sinha) yatra has shown that we do not fear the government," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "NPR has never been regarded by Narendra Modi government as the predecessor to setting up NRC. In Parliament, the Home Minister has said so and there are written assurances been given in Parliament by Home Ministry that it is in-fact a predecessor to that," "There is a rift in the at-least articulation of it between two people who are the face of Hindutava in our country i.e. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "I think we see that several things that have happened, somebody like me would see it as inadequate internationally and I think Modi could easily ride it out... But he would find greater difficulty in riding out the sudden expression of opposition to some of his favourite ideas, that is seen on the streets," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They got the majority in the election because they said we will do 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (Together for everyone's progress). But what they did? They did 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vinash (destruction)'," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "NPR has never been regarded by Narendra Modi government as the predecessor to setting up NRC. In Parliament, the Home Minister has said so and there are written assurances been given in Parliament by Home Ministry that it is in-fact a predecessor to that," "There is a rift in the at-least articulation of it between two people who are the face of Hindutava in our country i.e. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "I think we see that several things that have happened, somebody like me would see it as inadequate internationally and I think Modi could easily ride it out... But he would find greater difficulty in riding out the sudden expression of opposition to some of his favourite ideas, that is seen on the streets," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They got the majority in the election because they said we will do 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (Together for everyone's progress). But what they did? They did 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vinash (destruction)'," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "NPR has never been regarded by Narendra Modi government as the predecessor to setting up NRC. In Parliament, the Home Minister has said so and there are written assurances been given in Parliament by Home Ministry that it is in-fact a predecessor to that," "There is a rift in the at-least articulation of it between two people who are the face of Hindutava in our country i.e. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "But he would find greater difficulty in riding out the sudden expression of opposition to some of his favourite ideas, that is seen on the streets," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They got the majority in the election because they said we will do 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (Together for everyone's progress). But what they did? They did 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vinash (destruction)'," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "NPR has never been regarded by Narendra Modi government as the predecessor to setting up NRC. In Parliament, the home minister has said so and there are written assurances been given in Parliament by home ministry that it is in-fact a predecessor to that," "There is a rift in the at-least articulation of it between two people who are the face of Hindutava in our country i.e. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "But he would find greater difficulty in riding out the sudden expression of opposition to some of his favourite ideas, that is seen on the streets," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They got the majority in the election because they said we will do 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (Together for everyone's progress). But what they did? They did 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vinash (destruction)'," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They got majority in election because they said we will do 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (Together for everyone's progress). But what they did? They did 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vinash (destruction)'," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They got majority in election because they said we will do 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (Together for everyone's progress). But what they did? They did 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vinash (destruction)'," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They got majority in election because they said we will do 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (Together for everyone's progress). But what they did? They did 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vinash (destruction)'," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : “The Congress has sidelined me completely. I am here in the protest in my personal capacity,” External link

india Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They are taking information from you, the people of Shaheen Bagh, not from 80 per cent Hindus, which will be misused," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Jawaharlal Nehru ) : “It seems the current political leaders have weakened Nehru’s foresight and vision. India still exists because Nehru discovered India’s soul and tried to protect democracy and secularism,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Jawaharlal Nehru ) : “It seems the current political leaders have weakened Nehru’s foresight and vision. India still exists because Nehru discovered India’s soul and tried to protect democracy and secularism,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer argued : “I did not have the courage to protest against the Emergency in the 1970s. But there is an undeclared Emergency in India and we have to oppose it,” External link

thehindu Monday, November 4, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer argued : “I did not have the courage to protest against the Emergency in the 1970s. But there is an undeclared Emergency in India and we have to oppose it,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 4, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer says : “He had very liberal ideas of socialism and secularism. There was nothing anti-Pakistan about what he said, but his concept of what it meant to be pro-Pakistan was to be pro-India because he thought it was in the interest of both countries to be friendly with each other,” External link

expressindia Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “Given the intensity of the fire and consequent damage, the platform was abandoned according to a well-rehearsed abandonment drill used in offshore operations. Similarly, personnel from the multi-purpose support vessel (MSV) were evacuated, except for six divers who are now undergoing decompression and are expected to survive,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer remarked ( about Commission ) : “What faith will the minorities have in the pronouncements of an all-Hindu Law Commission?” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I am sure we can survive if we have to without a Nehru-Gandhi as the titular head of the party, provided the Nehru-Gandhis remain active in the party and can help resolve a crisis in case serious differences arise,” External link

news18 Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I am sure we can survive if we have to without a Nehru-Gandhi as the titular head of the party, provided the Nehru-Gandhis remain active in the party and can help resolve a crisis in case serious differences arise,” External link

news18 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I am sure we can survive if we have to without a Nehru-Gandhi as the titular head of the party, provided the Nehru-Gandhis remain active in the party and can help resolve a crisis in case serious differences arise,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I am sure we can survive if we have to without a Nehru-Gandhi as the titular head of the party, provided the Nehru-Gandhis remain active in the party and can help resolve a crisis in case serious differences arise,” External link

news18 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I don't think it is a matter of personalities. I know it is the objective of the BJP to have a Gandhi-mukt Congress so as to have a Congress-mukt Bharat. I don't think we should be falling into the trap of thinking that they have discovered something that we are not able to discover," External link

outlookindia Monday, June 24, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "Through the freedom struggle, the Congress was a movement. Now we are a party. A party requires a very distinct profile that above all, is not only distinguished from the Hindutva forces but at the same time becomes a kind of confederal movement," External link

outlookindia Monday, June 24, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "Whatever our differences and wherever we are dominant, the one thing that unites us is a belief in a secular India which is being challenged by this alternative idea that is being propagated by the other side and now with much more force than ever because they have political power," External link

outlookindia Monday, June 24, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I reject the expression 'soft hindutva' because I don't believe the Congress has moved in the direction of becoming a soft Hindutva party, but it is clear that the absence and hesitation in using the word 'secularism' and trying to find other synonyms like pluralism indicate a certain want of confidence and conviction in the idea of secularism" "India is a secular country and therefore we should be absolutely firm in articulating the view which is the essence of our Constitution and which is the essence of what we have been calling the Idea of India," External link

outlookindia Monday, June 24, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “The BJP’s objective is to have a ‘Gandhi-mukt Congress’ so as to have a ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’, he claimed. It would be best that Rahul remains party chief, but at the same time, Rahul’s own wishes must also be respected,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 24, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "I don't think it is a matter of personalities. I know it is the objective of the BJP to have a Gandhi-mukt Congress so as to have a Congress-mukt Bharat. I don't think we should be falling into the trap of thinking that they have discovered something that we are not able to discover," External link

asianage Monday, June 24, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "I reject the expression 'soft hindutva' because I don't believe the Congress has moved in the direction of becoming a soft Hindutva party, but it is clear that the absence and hesitation in using the word 'secularism' and trying to find other synonyms like pluralism indicate a certain want of confidence and conviction in the idea of secularism" "India is a secular country and therefore we should be absolutely firm in articulating the view which is the essence of our Constitution and which is the essence of what we have been calling the Idea of India," External link

asianage Monday, June 24, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "It would be best that Rahul remains party chief, but at the same time, Rahul’s own wishes must also be respected," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "I have every confidence that whether with Rahul Gandhi at the helm or somebody else, the party will fight back and resume in the fullness of time its position as the natural leader of what I call the Idea of India Movement," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I don't think it is a matter of personalities. I know it is the objective of the BJP to have a Gandhi-mukt Congress so as to have a Congress-mukt Bharat. I don't think we should be falling. into the trap of thinking that they have discovered something that we are not able to discover," External link

news18 Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "Through the freedom struggle, the Congress was a movement. Now we are a party. A party requires a very distinct profile that above all, is not only distinguished from the Hindutva forces, but. at the same time becomes a kind of confederal movement," External link

news18 Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "Whatever our differences and wherever we are dominant, the one thing that unites us is a belief in a secular India which is being challenged by this alternative idea that is being propagated. by the other side and now with much more force than ever because they have political power," External link

news18 Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “It would be best that Rahul remains party chief, but at the same time, Rahul’s own wishes must also be respected,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 23, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “I have every confidence that whether with Rahul Gandhi at the helm or somebody else, the party will fight back and resume in the fullness of time its position as the natural leader of what I call the Idea of India Movement,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 23, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I don't think it is a matter of personalities. I know it is the objective of the BJP to have a Gandhi-mukt Congress so as to have a Congress-mukt Bharat. I don't think we should be falling into the trap of thinking that they have discovered something that we are not able to discover," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "Through the freedom struggle the Congress was a movement. Now we are a party. A party requires a very distinct profile that above all, is not only distinguished from the Hindutva forces, but at the same time becomes a kind of confederal movement," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "Whatever our differences and wherever we are dominant, the one thing that unites us is a belief in a secular India which is being challenged by this alternative idea that is being propagated by the other side and now with much more force than ever because they have political power," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I reject the expression 'soft hindutva' because I don't believe the Congress has moved in the direction of becoming a soft Hindutva party, but it is clear that the absence and hesitation in using the word 'secularism' and trying to find other synonyms like pluralism indicate a certain want of confidence and conviction in the idea of secularism" "India is a secular country and therefore we should be absolutely firm in articulating the view which is the essence of our Constitution and which is the essence of what we have been calling the Idea of India," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I don’t think it is a matter of personalities. I know it is the objective of the BJP to have a Gandhi-mukt Congress so as to have a Congress-mukt Bharat. I don’t think we should be falling into the trap of thinking that they have discovered something that we are not able to discover,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “Through the freedom struggle the Congress was a movement. Now we are a party. A party requires a very distinct profile that above all, is not only distinguished from the Hindutva forces, but at the same time becomes a kind of confederal movement,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “Whatever our differences and wherever we are dominant, the one thing that unites us is a belief in a secular India which is being challenged by this alternative idea that is being propagated by the other side and now with much more force than ever because they have political power,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I reject the expression ‘soft hindutva’ because I don’t believe the Congress has moved in the direction of becoming a soft Hindutva party, but it is clear that the absence and hesitation in using the word ‘secularism’ and trying to find other synonyms like pluralism indicate a certain want of confidence and conviction in the idea of secularism” “India is a secular country and therefore we should be absolutely firm in articulating the view which is the essence of our Constitution and which is the essence of what we have been calling the Idea of India,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “Those who leave the Congress either have a short shelf life in some non-Congress government or soon write themselves out of history,” External link

outlookindia Saturday, June 15, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : “That would be a fitting end to the most foul-mouthed prime minister this country has seen or is likely to see. Remember how I described him on 7 December 2017? Was I not prophetic?” External link

economictimes Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "There is an entire article and then you pick one line and say please tell about that one line. I am not going to play into your hands. Main ulloo hoon, par itna bhi ulloo nahin hoon (I am an idiot but not a big idiot)" "I have given the article to two people, Rising Kashmir and to The Print. It is you job to inform people what I want to say, it is not my job," External link

outlookindia Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:26:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : "Both these stunningly illiterate claims come from the mouth of none less than the Prime Minister of our country, whose acquaintance with higher education has gone no further than lying about degrees from Delhi and Gujarat universities that he never got and who can obviously not tell a scientific proposition from a ‘dhokla'," External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer asked ( about Narendra Modi ) : "This is to insult our brave airmen and, above all, the Chief of Air Staff. Not one of them was so ignorant of the fact that radar is not a telescope whose vision can be clouded over. Radar is used precisely because, whatever the weather conditions, it can pinpoint incoming aircraft," "Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister?" External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : "Both these stunningly illiterate claims come from the mouth of none less than the Prime Minister of our country, whose acquaintance with higher education has gone no further than lying about degrees from Delhi and Gujarat universities that he never got and who can obviously not tell a scientific proposition from a ‘dhokla'," External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer asked ( about Narendra Modi ) : "This is to insult our brave airmen and, above all, the Chief of Air Staff. Not one of them was so ignorant of the fact that radar is not a telescope whose vision can be clouded over. Radar is used precisely because, whatever the weather conditions, it can pinpoint incoming aircraft," "Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister?" External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "I said what I wanted to say in that article. I stand by every word. I have no desire to engage in any argument," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "Remember how I described him on 7 December, 2017? Was I not prophetic?" External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : "nuts because they like to believe the 'udan khatolas' of mythology were the earliest F-16s to be invented by Hindus, and that Hindu plastic surgery, not a transplant operation, is what led to an elephant's and Gujarat universities that he never got and who can obviously not tell a scientific proposition from a dhokla'," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer asked : "This is to insult our brave airmen and, above all, the Chief of Air Staff. Not one of them was so ignorant of the fact that radar is not a telescope whose vision can be clouded over. Radar is used precisely because, whatever the weather conditions, it can pinpoint incoming aircraft," "Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister? " External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer added : "When AB Vajpayee got elected to parliament for the first time he was 32-years-old. He was among 3-4 members of but still, Pandit Nehru said to his associates that this boy can probably take his place as Prime Minister" External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : “Both these stunningly illiterate claims come from the mouth of none less than the Prime Minister of our country, whose acquaintance with higher education has gone no further than lying about degrees from Delhi and Gujarat universities that he never got and who can obviously not tell a scientific proposition from a ‘dhokla’,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer asked : “This is to insult our brave airmen and, above all, the Chief of Air Staff. Not one of them was so ignorant of the fact that radar is not a telescope whose vision can be clouded over. Radar is used precisely because, whatever the weather conditions, it can pinpoint incoming aircraft,” “Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister?” External link

thehindu Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : “Both these stunningly illiterate claims come from the mouth of none less than the Prime Minister of our country, whose acquaintance with higher education has gone no further than lying about degrees from Delhi and Gujarat universities that he never got and who can obviously not tell a scientific proposition from a ‘dhokla’,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer asked : “This is to insult our brave airmen and, above all, the Chief of Air Staff. Not one of them was so ignorant of the fact that radar is not a telescope whose vision can be clouded over. Radar is used precisely because, whatever the weather conditions, it can pinpoint incoming aircraft,” “Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister?” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "I said what I wanted to say in that article, I stand by every word. I have no desire to engage in any argument," External link

asianage Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Modi needs to be warned that he is guilty of anti-national activity in trying to ride on the sacrifices of our army and CRPF martyrs in a dirty election campaign; of defaming the Indian Air Force by portraying them as complaisant idiots in his scientific illiteracy; and the Indian Navy as being packed at its highest echelons with traitors who would acquiesce in unauthorised foreigners being allowed to board a top of the line defence vessel," External link

asianage Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “Anything I say is misused because there are people who hate me. They hate me because I speak the truth but I will keep doing so” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer writes ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister?” External link

outlookindia Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : "Both these stunningly illiterate claims come from the mouth of none less than the Prime Minister of our country, whose acquaintance with higher education has gone no further than lying about degrees from Delhi and Gujarat universities that he never got and who can obviously not tell a scientific proposition from a ‘dhokla'," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer asked : "This is to insult our brave airmen and, above all, the Chief of Air Staff. Not one of them was so ignorant of the fact that radar is not a telescope whose vision can be clouded over. Radar is used precisely because, whatever the weather conditions, it can pinpoint incoming aircraft," "Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister?" External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer asked ( about Narendra Modi ) : "This is to insult our brave airmen and, above all, the Chief of Air Staff. Not one of them was so ignorant of the fact that radar is not a telescope whose vision can be clouded over. Radar is used precisely because, whatever the weather conditions, it can pinpoint incoming aircraft," "Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister? " External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Modi will, in any case, be ousted by the people of India on 23 May. That would be a fitting end to the most foul-mouthed prime minister this country has seen or is likely to see. Remember how I described him on 7 December 2017? Was I not prophetic?," External link

firstpost Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "I said what I wanted to say in that article, I stand by every word. I have no desire to engage in any argument," External link

asianage Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Modi needs to be warned that he is guilty of anti-national activity in trying to ride on the sacrifices of our army and CRPF martyrs in a dirty election campaign; of defaming the Indian Air Force by portraying them as complaisant idiots in his scientific illiteracy; and the Indian Navy as being packed at its highest echelons with traitors who would acquiesce in unauthorised foreigners being allowed to board a top of the line defence vessel," External link

asianage Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "I said what I wanted to say in that article, I stand by every word. I have no desire to engage in any argument," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Modi needs to be warned that he is guilty of anti-national activity in trying to ride on the sacrifices of our army and CRPF martyrs in a dirty election campaign; of defaming the Indian Air Force by portraying them as complaisant idiots in his scientific illiteracy; and the Indian Navy as being packed at its highest echelons with traitors who would acquiesce in unauthorised foreigners being allowed to board a top of the line defence vessel," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told ( about Narendra Modi ) : "I promise you, in the 21st Century, Narendra Modi will never become the prime minister of the country... But if he wants to distribute tea here, we will find a place for him," External link

firstpost Saturday, March 23, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer added ( about Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid ) : “King Dasharatha had many rooms in his house. The legend says there were 1,000 rooms in his palace. How are they sure that Lord Ram was born where,” External link

india Monday, January 7, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "He (Modi) is ' neech kism ka aadmi ' (a vile man) who has no ' sabhyata ' (civility)," External link

rediff Thursday, December 7, 2017 10:22:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Mr Modi ) : “He (Mr. Modi) is a neech kism ka aadmi [a vile man] who has no sabhyata [civility],” External link

thehindu Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:30:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Mr Modi ) : “He [Mr. Modi] is a neech kism ka aadmi who has no sabhyata [civility],” External link

thehindu Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:43:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Shah Jahan ) : "When Shah Jahan came in the place of Jahangir did any election happen? And when Aurangzeb came in place of Shah Jahan did any election happen? It was known to everyone that the throne of the king will automatically go to the heir," External link

mid-day Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "But in a democracy elections are held. I openly invite (Shehzad) Poonawala to file the nomination and contest," External link

mid-day Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Najeeb Ahmad ) : “We don’t know what happened that night. Why are those who had a fight with Najeeb not being questioned? This means they are hiding,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:36:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Nitish Kumar ) : "We first wanted to see how many (parties) were coming together. Now, after six months, we can see that some of the parties are still standing with us and some like Nitish Kumar have switched over (to the NDA). We are now in a better position to understand who will stand with us and who will go against us (in 2019)," External link

dnaindia Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:02:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "So long as there is a Hindu India that acts like a mirror to a Muslim Pakistan I don't see any chance of a reconciliation," External link

msn-uk Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:23:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “So long as there is a Hindu India that acts like a mirror to a Muslim Pakistan I don’t see any chance of a reconciliation,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:11:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "So long as there is a Hindu India that acts like a mirror to a Muslim Pakistan I don't see any chance of a reconciliation," External link

msn-uk Monday, August 14, 2017 7:18:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer estime : "Tant qu'il y aura une Inde hindoue qui se pose miroir d'un Pakistan musulman, je ne vois aucune chance de réconciliation" External link

ipreunion Monday, August 14, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “So long as there is a Hindu India that acts like a mirror to a Muslim Pakistan I don’t see any chance of a reconciliation,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 14, 2017 2:03:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer estime : "Tant qu'il y aura une Inde hindoue qui se pose miroir d'un Pakistan musulman, je ne vois aucune chance de réconciliation" External link

laprovence Monday, August 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "So long as there is a Hindu India that acts like a mirror to a Muslim Pakistan I don't see any chance of a reconciliation," External link

digitaljournal Monday, August 14, 2017 12:19:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “So long as there is a Hindu India that acts like a mirror to a Muslim Pakistan I don’t see any chance of a reconciliation,” External link

capitalfm Monday, August 14, 2017 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer estime : "Tant qu'il y aura une Inde hindoue qui se pose miroir d'un Pakistan musulman, je ne vois aucune chance de réconciliation" External link

rtl-BE Monday, August 14, 2017 12:03:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer estime : "Tant qu'il y aura une Inde hindoue qui se pose miroir d'un Pakistan musulman, je ne vois aucune chance de réconciliation" External link

levif Monday, August 14, 2017 11:41:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer estime : "Tant qu'il y aura une Inde hindoue qui se pose miroir d'un Pakistan musulman, je ne vois aucune chance de réconciliation" External link

lanouvellerepublique Monday, August 14, 2017 11:39:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer estime : "Tant qu'il y aura une Inde hindoue qui se pose miroir d'un Pakistan musulman, je ne vois aucune chance de réconciliation" External link

ladepeche Monday, August 14, 2017 11:21:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer estime : "Tant qu'il y aura une Inde hindoue qui se pose miroir d'un Pakistan musulman, je ne vois aucune chance de réconciliation" External link

romandie Monday, August 14, 2017 11:06:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “It’s tragic that India voted along with Pakistan and China,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 29, 2016 5:48:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : “The pursuit of a world free of nuclear weapons has been a national objective for last 28 years, and India is neither with the naysayers nor with those who voted in favour… it’s a cowardly act,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 29, 2016 5:48:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : “Among the most avid sponsors and supporters of tonight’s resolution is New Zealand. No wonder the visiting New Zealand PM has refused to fall in with Modi’s most ardent desire,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 29, 2016 5:48:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “They want complete separation from India. But the other people whom we met – teachers, doctors, intelligentsia, they said if you don’t give us autonomy what alternative is there to `azadi’?” External link

pakobserver Monday, August 29, 2016 3:32:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "As far as the crowd at the hospital where I was stopped from entering was concerned, the 'azadi' slogan was attached to the slogan 'go India go'," External link

economictimes Friday, August 26, 2016 9:52:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer added : "do we (India) really want to hear the Pakistani Interior Minister telling SAARC and the whole world that 'Pakistan is ready to engage in any dialogue process based on mutual respect and dignity with no strings attached'?" External link

dailytimesPK Monday, August 15, 2016 2:51:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Rahul Gandhi is not the president of the party. He is the vice-president. Therefore, there are constraints on what he can do, and how he can do it,” External link

scmp Saturday, August 13, 2016 5:21:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Rahul Gandhi is not the president of the party. He is the vice president. Therefore, there are constraints on what he can do, and how he can do it," External link

nzherald Friday, August 12, 2016 1:41:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Rahul Gandhi is not the president of the party. He is the vice president. Therefore, there are constraints on what he can do, and how he can do it,” External link

therepublic Friday, August 12, 2016 12:33:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Rahul Gandhi is not the president of the party. He is the vice president. Therefore, there are constraints on what he can do, and how he can do it," External link

ABCnews Friday, August 12, 2016 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Rahul Gandhi is not the president of the party. He is the vice president. Therefore, there are constraints on what he can do, and how he can do it,” External link

seattletimes Friday, August 12, 2016 11:59:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Rahul Gandhi is not the president of the party. He is the vice president. Therefore, there are constraints on what he can do, and how he can do it," External link

startribune Friday, August 12, 2016 11:27:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : “Kashmir is our problem. We cannot keep saying Pakistan is causing it. They will keep doing what they are doing with regard to Kashmir. The talks should continue between both the countries. And also with all leaders be it Hurriyat or Mufti ji or separatist leadership,” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kashmir Singh ) : “Kashmir is our problem, we cannot keep saying Pakistan is causing it. They will keep doing what they are doing with regard to Kashmir. The talks should continue between both the countries. And also with all leaders be it Hurriyat or Mufti ji or separatist leadership,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:53:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : “Kashmir is our problem, we cannot keep saying Pakistan is causing it. They will keep doing what they are doing with regard to Kashmir. The talks should continue between both the countries. And also with all leaders be it Hurriyat or Mufti ji or separatist leadership,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:53:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “The fundamental character of Nepal-India relations as set out in the immediate aftermath of India’s independence should not be altered if any changes are made in the treaty,” External link

ekantipur Saturday, July 16, 2016 6:47:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “There should not be unilateral proposal from Nepal. If there are any issues they should be resolved through mutual understanding,” External link

ekantipur Saturday, July 16, 2016 6:47:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Narasimha Rao ) : "Rao was completely convinced that by talking to the sadhus and saints he could solve the problem (Ayodhya's Ram temple issue)," External link

economictimes Monday, June 27, 2016 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Narasimha Rao ) : "I was summoned by Rao, he told me he had no problem with my yatra but he did not agree with my definition of secularism as India is a Hindu-majority country. I told Rao that's exactly how the BJP argues," External link

economictimes Monday, June 27, 2016 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "Was this a mindset of a 20th century Prime Minister or 12th century? This mindset actually encouraged the destruction of Babri Masjid," External link

economictimes Monday, June 27, 2016 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told ( about Subramanian Swamy ) : “Rubbish. Who stops him from rewriting the history? He (Swamy) usually talks rubbish. He comes here and makes a political speech. Did I say anything political in my intervention?” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer remarked ( about Subramanian Swamy ) : “God knows which laboratory he (Swamy) went to. It must be as stupid a laboratory as the university which he went,” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told ( about Subramanian Swamy ) : "Rubbish. Who stops him from rewriting the history? He (Swamy) usually talks rubbish. He comes here and makes a political speech. Did I say anything political in my intervention?" External link

economictimes Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:32:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer remarked ( about Subramanian Swamy ) : "God knows which laboratory he (Swamy) went to. It must be as stupid a laboratory as the university which he went," External link

economictimes Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:32:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told ( about Bengal Congress ) : “In my view, both the parties (Congress and Left) would secure more seats than what they would fighting on their own,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Afzal Guru ) : "I have long held a view that there was no adequate evidence to convict Afzal Guru of direct involvement in the assassination of human beings. The Supreme Court does not share my view. I have said it earlier and I am saying it now. It is not my party's view...," External link

economictimes Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8:43:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told ( about Ali Baba ) : "It seems you and your friends have formed some sort of a network. This reminds me of the classic story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. I am Ali Baba and you are the opposite side. You are talking about a note to the Cabinet. I do not understand from where you are collecting these Cabinet notes," External link

rediff Monday, February 23, 2015 7:57:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "Both Modi and Shah had centralised the election," "The elections are therefore a defeat of both Modi and Shah. They deployed the entire Cabinet and 120 MPs and they lost badly" External link

rediff Tuesday, February 10, 2015 4:45:00 PM EAT



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Mani Shanker Aiyer argues : “I say that because he made the remark after lengthy exhortations of peace, very much in the manner he pleaded for an end to violence in the preceding days,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 21, 2021 1:07:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker's difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker's difference," External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kamal Haasan ) : "Since these two (Rajinikanth and Haasan) have never used cinema as a medium for a political message, they remain what they are - very very popular film stars, but not people who attract public opinion to their point of view in political terms," External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker's difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker's difference," External link

outlookindia Sunday, January 10, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kamal Haasan ) : "Since these two (Rajinikanth and Haasan) have never used cinema as a medium for a political message, they remain what they are -- very very popular film stars, but not people who attract public opinion to their point of view in political terms," External link

outlookindia Sunday, January 10, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker's difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker's difference," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kamal Haasan ) : "Since these two (Rajinikanth and Haasan) have never used cinema as a medium for a political message, they remain what they are -- very very popular film stars, but not people who attract public opinion to their point of view in political terms," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : “When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker’s difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker’s difference,” External link

expressindia Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kamal Haasan ) : “Since these two (Rajinikanth and Haasan) have never used cinema as a medium for a political message, they remain what they are — very very popular film stars, but not people who attract public opinion to their point of view in political terms,” External link

expressindia Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker's difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker's difference," External link

economictimes Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kamal Haasan ) : "Since these two (Rajinikanth and Haasan) have never used cinema as a medium for a political message, they remain what they are -- very very popular film stars, but not people who attract public opinion to their point of view in political terms," External link

economictimes Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : “When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker’s difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker’s difference,” External link

thehindu Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kamal Haasan ) : “Since these two (Rajinikanth and Haasan) have never used cinema as a medium for a political message, they remain what they are — very very popular film stars, but not people who attract public opinion to their point of view in political terms,” External link

thehindu Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker's difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker's difference," External link

news18 Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : “When he (Rajinikanth) said he was going to come into politics, I said it is not going to make a tinker’s difference, now that he has decided not to come into politics, I repeat what I said, it is not going to make a tinker’s difference,” External link

Hindu Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kamal Haasan ) : “Since these two (Rajinikanth and Haasan) have never used cinema as a medium for a political message, they remain what they are — very very popular film stars, but not people who attract public opinion to their point of view in political terms,” External link

Hindu Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "The Nixon tapes have long ago revealed that Nixon was a very vulgar, completely uncivilised and perhaps typical white American male of his generation. The revelations made by Gary Bass only confirm that," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Indira Gandhi ) : "It is perhaps Indira Gandhi's greatest achievement that she completely outwitted and put to shame this horrible man who was perhaps the only president to be driven out of office for his misdemeanours," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "The Nixon tapes have long ago revealed that Nixon was a very vulgar, completely uncivilised and perhaps typical white American male of his generation. The revelations made by Gary Bass only confirm that," External link

economictimes Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Indira Gandhi ) : "It is perhaps Indira Gandhi's greatest achievement that she completely outwitted and put to shame this horrible man who was perhaps the only president to be driven out of office for his misdemeanours," External link

economictimes Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "The Nixon tapes have long ago revealed that Nixon was a very vulgar, completely uncivilised and perhaps typical white American male of his generation. The revelations made by Gary Bass only confirm that," External link

news18 Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Indira Gandhi ) : "It is perhaps Indira Gandhi's greatest achievement that she completely outwitted and put to shame this horrible man who was perhaps the only president to be driven out of office for his misdemeanours," External link

news18 Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I have endorsed the letter. Because I thought that those were constructive suggestions. I didn’t find anything anti-Sonia Gandhi or anti-Rahul Gandhi. So, I endorsed it. I had not seen the letter. Nobody approached me for my signature… I decided to take my own initiative and I have informed the high command that I endorse these suggestions,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I have endorsed the letter. Because I thought that those were constructive suggestions. I didn’t find anything anti-Sonia Gandhi or anti-Rahul Gandhi. So, I endorsed it. I had not seen the letter. Nobody approached me for my signature… I decided to take my own initiative and I have informed the high command that I endorse these suggestions,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer writes : “Remember the famous wink? And Rahul’s statement that the only one who could wander into his home at any time was Scindia? It was their proximity to him that created the mythology of the older generation versus the younger, engaged in a life-and-death tussle to climb the maypole of prominence in the Congress,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer writes : “In avenging themselves on the party that nurtured them, they can take what satisfaction they wish, but it requires something of a flexible conscience to reconcile years of luxuriating in all the rewards fed them by Rahul and Sonia Gandhi when they were still in their twenties and thirties, and then, as they enter middle-age, bite the hand that has thus far fed them so abundantly,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "In the morning (on Saturday), police arrived and told Mr. Shah, when I was on a morning walk, that he is not allowed to hold the meeting which was scheduled at 1 PM today at the hotel in which we are staying. After that he called me and asked me to return to the hotel as quickly as possible. A policemen came and said he was under orders to inform Mr Shah that the meeting would not take place," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "I read in the newspapers how the envoys were shown that there was normalcy here and I wish they had seen the condition in which Mr Shah and I are in. We came here as Indians, this is an unbreakable and 'atoot ang' of India, to meet our co-Indians and we find that our co-Indians are being denied their rights," External link

business-standard Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "In the morning (on Saturday), police arrived and told Mr. Shah, when I was on a morning walk, that he is not allowed to hold the meeting which was scheduled at 1 PM today at the hotel in which we are staying. After that he called me and asked me to return to the hotel as quickly as possible. A policemen came and said he was under orders to inform Mr Shah that the meeting would not take place," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "I read in the newspapers how the envoys were shown that there was normalcy here and I wish they had seen the condition in which Mr Shah and I are in. We came here as Indians, this is an unbreakable and 'atoot ang' of India, to meet our co-Indians and we find that our co-Indians are being denied their rights," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "In the morning (on Saturday), police arrived and told Mr. Shah, when I was on a morning walk, that he is not allowed to hold the meeting which was scheduled at 1 PM today at the hotel in which we are staying. After that he called me and asked me to return to the hotel as quickly as possible. A policemen came and said he was under orders to inform Mr Shah that the meeting would not take place," External link

news18 Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "I read in the newspapers how the envoys were shown that there was normalcy here and I wish they had seen the condition in which Mr Shah and I are in. We came here as Indians, this is an unbreakable and 'atoot ang' of India, to meet our co-Indians and we find that our co-Indians are being denied their rights," External link

news18 Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "India is ours, the Constitution is ours and the Tiranga is our flag" External link

news18 Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "these women, who people used to say never used to come out...in this cold, are out there since 44 days" External link

news18 Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Yashwant Sinha ) : "His (Sinha) yatra has shown that we do not fear the government," External link

news18 Thursday, January 30, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "India is ours, the Constitution is ours and the Tiranga is our flag" External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "these women, who people used to say never used to come out...in this cold, are out there since 44 days" External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Yashwant Sinha ) : "His (Sinha) yatra has shown that we do not fear the government," External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:44:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "India is ours, the Constitution is ours and the Tiranga is our flag" External link

business-standard Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "these women, who people used to say never used to come out...in this cold, are out there since 44 days" External link

business-standard Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Yashwant Sinha ) : "His (Sinha) yatra has shown that we do not fear the government," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "NPR has never been regarded by Narendra Modi government as the predecessor to setting up NRC. In Parliament, the Home Minister has said so and there are written assurances been given in Parliament by Home Ministry that it is in-fact a predecessor to that," "There is a rift in the at-least articulation of it between two people who are the face of Hindutava in our country i.e. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "I think we see that several things that have happened, somebody like me would see it as inadequate internationally and I think Modi could easily ride it out... But he would find greater difficulty in riding out the sudden expression of opposition to some of his favourite ideas, that is seen on the streets," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They got the majority in the election because they said we will do 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (Together for everyone's progress). But what they did? They did 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vinash (destruction)'," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "NPR has never been regarded by Narendra Modi government as the predecessor to setting up NRC. In Parliament, the Home Minister has said so and there are written assurances been given in Parliament by Home Ministry that it is in-fact a predecessor to that," "There is a rift in the at-least articulation of it between two people who are the face of Hindutava in our country i.e. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "I think we see that several things that have happened, somebody like me would see it as inadequate internationally and I think Modi could easily ride it out... But he would find greater difficulty in riding out the sudden expression of opposition to some of his favourite ideas, that is seen on the streets," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They got the majority in the election because they said we will do 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (Together for everyone's progress). But what they did? They did 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vinash (destruction)'," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "NPR has never been regarded by Narendra Modi government as the predecessor to setting up NRC. In Parliament, the Home Minister has said so and there are written assurances been given in Parliament by Home Ministry that it is in-fact a predecessor to that," "There is a rift in the at-least articulation of it between two people who are the face of Hindutava in our country i.e. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "But he would find greater difficulty in riding out the sudden expression of opposition to some of his favourite ideas, that is seen on the streets," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They got the majority in the election because they said we will do 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (Together for everyone's progress). But what they did? They did 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vinash (destruction)'," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "NPR has never been regarded by Narendra Modi government as the predecessor to setting up NRC. In Parliament, the home minister has said so and there are written assurances been given in Parliament by home ministry that it is in-fact a predecessor to that," "There is a rift in the at-least articulation of it between two people who are the face of Hindutava in our country i.e. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "But he would find greater difficulty in riding out the sudden expression of opposition to some of his favourite ideas, that is seen on the streets," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They got the majority in the election because they said we will do 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (Together for everyone's progress). But what they did? They did 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vinash (destruction)'," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They got majority in election because they said we will do 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (Together for everyone's progress). But what they did? They did 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vinash (destruction)'," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They got majority in election because they said we will do 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (Together for everyone's progress). But what they did? They did 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vinash (destruction)'," External link

business-standard Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They got majority in election because they said we will do 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (Together for everyone's progress). But what they did? They did 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vinash (destruction)'," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : “The Congress has sidelined me completely. I am here in the protest in my personal capacity,” External link

india Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "They are taking information from you, the people of Shaheen Bagh, not from 80 per cent Hindus, which will be misused," External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Jawaharlal Nehru ) : “It seems the current political leaders have weakened Nehru’s foresight and vision. India still exists because Nehru discovered India’s soul and tried to protect democracy and secularism,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Jawaharlal Nehru ) : “It seems the current political leaders have weakened Nehru’s foresight and vision. India still exists because Nehru discovered India’s soul and tried to protect democracy and secularism,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:59:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer argued : “I did not have the courage to protest against the Emergency in the 1970s. But there is an undeclared Emergency in India and we have to oppose it,” External link

thehindu Monday, November 4, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer argued : “I did not have the courage to protest against the Emergency in the 1970s. But there is an undeclared Emergency in India and we have to oppose it,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 4, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer says : “He had very liberal ideas of socialism and secularism. There was nothing anti-Pakistan about what he said, but his concept of what it meant to be pro-Pakistan was to be pro-India because he thought it was in the interest of both countries to be friendly with each other,” External link

expressindia Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:25:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “Given the intensity of the fire and consequent damage, the platform was abandoned according to a well-rehearsed abandonment drill used in offshore operations. Similarly, personnel from the multi-purpose support vessel (MSV) were evacuated, except for six divers who are now undergoing decompression and are expected to survive,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 3, 2019 9:07:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer remarked ( about Commission ) : “What faith will the minorities have in the pronouncements of an all-Hindu Law Commission?” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I am sure we can survive if we have to without a Nehru-Gandhi as the titular head of the party, provided the Nehru-Gandhis remain active in the party and can help resolve a crisis in case serious differences arise,” External link

news18 Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I am sure we can survive if we have to without a Nehru-Gandhi as the titular head of the party, provided the Nehru-Gandhis remain active in the party and can help resolve a crisis in case serious differences arise,” External link

news18 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:28:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I am sure we can survive if we have to without a Nehru-Gandhi as the titular head of the party, provided the Nehru-Gandhis remain active in the party and can help resolve a crisis in case serious differences arise,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I am sure we can survive if we have to without a Nehru-Gandhi as the titular head of the party, provided the Nehru-Gandhis remain active in the party and can help resolve a crisis in case serious differences arise,” External link

news18 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I don't think it is a matter of personalities. I know it is the objective of the BJP to have a Gandhi-mukt Congress so as to have a Congress-mukt Bharat. I don't think we should be falling into the trap of thinking that they have discovered something that we are not able to discover," External link

outlookindia Monday, June 24, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "Through the freedom struggle, the Congress was a movement. Now we are a party. A party requires a very distinct profile that above all, is not only distinguished from the Hindutva forces but at the same time becomes a kind of confederal movement," External link

outlookindia Monday, June 24, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "Whatever our differences and wherever we are dominant, the one thing that unites us is a belief in a secular India which is being challenged by this alternative idea that is being propagated by the other side and now with much more force than ever because they have political power," External link

outlookindia Monday, June 24, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I reject the expression 'soft hindutva' because I don't believe the Congress has moved in the direction of becoming a soft Hindutva party, but it is clear that the absence and hesitation in using the word 'secularism' and trying to find other synonyms like pluralism indicate a certain want of confidence and conviction in the idea of secularism" "India is a secular country and therefore we should be absolutely firm in articulating the view which is the essence of our Constitution and which is the essence of what we have been calling the Idea of India," External link

outlookindia Monday, June 24, 2019 6:18:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “The BJP’s objective is to have a ‘Gandhi-mukt Congress’ so as to have a ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’, he claimed. It would be best that Rahul remains party chief, but at the same time, Rahul’s own wishes must also be respected,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 24, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "I don't think it is a matter of personalities. I know it is the objective of the BJP to have a Gandhi-mukt Congress so as to have a Congress-mukt Bharat. I don't think we should be falling into the trap of thinking that they have discovered something that we are not able to discover," External link

asianage Monday, June 24, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "I reject the expression 'soft hindutva' because I don't believe the Congress has moved in the direction of becoming a soft Hindutva party, but it is clear that the absence and hesitation in using the word 'secularism' and trying to find other synonyms like pluralism indicate a certain want of confidence and conviction in the idea of secularism" "India is a secular country and therefore we should be absolutely firm in articulating the view which is the essence of our Constitution and which is the essence of what we have been calling the Idea of India," External link

asianage Monday, June 24, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "It would be best that Rahul remains party chief, but at the same time, Rahul’s own wishes must also be respected," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "I have every confidence that whether with Rahul Gandhi at the helm or somebody else, the party will fight back and resume in the fullness of time its position as the natural leader of what I call the Idea of India Movement," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I don't think it is a matter of personalities. I know it is the objective of the BJP to have a Gandhi-mukt Congress so as to have a Congress-mukt Bharat. I don't think we should be falling. into the trap of thinking that they have discovered something that we are not able to discover," External link

news18 Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "Through the freedom struggle, the Congress was a movement. Now we are a party. A party requires a very distinct profile that above all, is not only distinguished from the Hindutva forces, but. at the same time becomes a kind of confederal movement," External link

news18 Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "Whatever our differences and wherever we are dominant, the one thing that unites us is a belief in a secular India which is being challenged by this alternative idea that is being propagated. by the other side and now with much more force than ever because they have political power," External link

news18 Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “It would be best that Rahul remains party chief, but at the same time, Rahul’s own wishes must also be respected,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 23, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “I have every confidence that whether with Rahul Gandhi at the helm or somebody else, the party will fight back and resume in the fullness of time its position as the natural leader of what I call the Idea of India Movement,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 23, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I don't think it is a matter of personalities. I know it is the objective of the BJP to have a Gandhi-mukt Congress so as to have a Congress-mukt Bharat. I don't think we should be falling into the trap of thinking that they have discovered something that we are not able to discover," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "Through the freedom struggle the Congress was a movement. Now we are a party. A party requires a very distinct profile that above all, is not only distinguished from the Hindutva forces, but at the same time becomes a kind of confederal movement," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "Whatever our differences and wherever we are dominant, the one thing that unites us is a belief in a secular India which is being challenged by this alternative idea that is being propagated by the other side and now with much more force than ever because they have political power," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "I reject the expression 'soft hindutva' because I don't believe the Congress has moved in the direction of becoming a soft Hindutva party, but it is clear that the absence and hesitation in using the word 'secularism' and trying to find other synonyms like pluralism indicate a certain want of confidence and conviction in the idea of secularism" "India is a secular country and therefore we should be absolutely firm in articulating the view which is the essence of our Constitution and which is the essence of what we have been calling the Idea of India," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I don’t think it is a matter of personalities. I know it is the objective of the BJP to have a Gandhi-mukt Congress so as to have a Congress-mukt Bharat. I don’t think we should be falling into the trap of thinking that they have discovered something that we are not able to discover,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “Through the freedom struggle the Congress was a movement. Now we are a party. A party requires a very distinct profile that above all, is not only distinguished from the Hindutva forces, but at the same time becomes a kind of confederal movement,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “Whatever our differences and wherever we are dominant, the one thing that unites us is a belief in a secular India which is being challenged by this alternative idea that is being propagated by the other side and now with much more force than ever because they have political power,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “I reject the expression ‘soft hindutva’ because I don’t believe the Congress has moved in the direction of becoming a soft Hindutva party, but it is clear that the absence and hesitation in using the word ‘secularism’ and trying to find other synonyms like pluralism indicate a certain want of confidence and conviction in the idea of secularism” “India is a secular country and therefore we should be absolutely firm in articulating the view which is the essence of our Constitution and which is the essence of what we have been calling the Idea of India,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “Those who leave the Congress either have a short shelf life in some non-Congress government or soon write themselves out of history,” External link

outlookindia Saturday, June 15, 2019 1:58:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : “That would be a fitting end to the most foul-mouthed prime minister this country has seen or is likely to see. Remember how I described him on 7 December 2017? Was I not prophetic?” External link

economictimes Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "There is an entire article and then you pick one line and say please tell about that one line. I am not going to play into your hands. Main ulloo hoon, par itna bhi ulloo nahin hoon (I am an idiot but not a big idiot)" "I have given the article to two people, Rising Kashmir and to The Print. It is you job to inform people what I want to say, it is not my job," External link

outlookindia Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:26:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : "Both these stunningly illiterate claims come from the mouth of none less than the Prime Minister of our country, whose acquaintance with higher education has gone no further than lying about degrees from Delhi and Gujarat universities that he never got and who can obviously not tell a scientific proposition from a ‘dhokla'," External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer asked ( about Narendra Modi ) : "This is to insult our brave airmen and, above all, the Chief of Air Staff. Not one of them was so ignorant of the fact that radar is not a telescope whose vision can be clouded over. Radar is used precisely because, whatever the weather conditions, it can pinpoint incoming aircraft," "Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister?" External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : "Both these stunningly illiterate claims come from the mouth of none less than the Prime Minister of our country, whose acquaintance with higher education has gone no further than lying about degrees from Delhi and Gujarat universities that he never got and who can obviously not tell a scientific proposition from a ‘dhokla'," External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer asked ( about Narendra Modi ) : "This is to insult our brave airmen and, above all, the Chief of Air Staff. Not one of them was so ignorant of the fact that radar is not a telescope whose vision can be clouded over. Radar is used precisely because, whatever the weather conditions, it can pinpoint incoming aircraft," "Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister?" External link

risingkashmir Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "I said what I wanted to say in that article. I stand by every word. I have no desire to engage in any argument," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "Remember how I described him on 7 December, 2017? Was I not prophetic?" External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : "nuts because they like to believe the 'udan khatolas' of mythology were the earliest F-16s to be invented by Hindus, and that Hindu plastic surgery, not a transplant operation, is what led to an elephant's and Gujarat universities that he never got and who can obviously not tell a scientific proposition from a dhokla'," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer asked : "This is to insult our brave airmen and, above all, the Chief of Air Staff. Not one of them was so ignorant of the fact that radar is not a telescope whose vision can be clouded over. Radar is used precisely because, whatever the weather conditions, it can pinpoint incoming aircraft," "Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister? " External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer added : "When AB Vajpayee got elected to parliament for the first time he was 32-years-old. He was among 3-4 members of but still, Pandit Nehru said to his associates that this boy can probably take his place as Prime Minister" External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:08:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : “Both these stunningly illiterate claims come from the mouth of none less than the Prime Minister of our country, whose acquaintance with higher education has gone no further than lying about degrees from Delhi and Gujarat universities that he never got and who can obviously not tell a scientific proposition from a ‘dhokla’,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer asked : “This is to insult our brave airmen and, above all, the Chief of Air Staff. Not one of them was so ignorant of the fact that radar is not a telescope whose vision can be clouded over. Radar is used precisely because, whatever the weather conditions, it can pinpoint incoming aircraft,” “Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister?” External link

thehindu Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : “Both these stunningly illiterate claims come from the mouth of none less than the Prime Minister of our country, whose acquaintance with higher education has gone no further than lying about degrees from Delhi and Gujarat universities that he never got and who can obviously not tell a scientific proposition from a ‘dhokla’,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer asked : “This is to insult our brave airmen and, above all, the Chief of Air Staff. Not one of them was so ignorant of the fact that radar is not a telescope whose vision can be clouded over. Radar is used precisely because, whatever the weather conditions, it can pinpoint incoming aircraft,” “Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister?” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 14, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "I said what I wanted to say in that article, I stand by every word. I have no desire to engage in any argument," External link

asianage Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Modi needs to be warned that he is guilty of anti-national activity in trying to ride on the sacrifices of our army and CRPF martyrs in a dirty election campaign; of defaming the Indian Air Force by portraying them as complaisant idiots in his scientific illiteracy; and the Indian Navy as being packed at its highest echelons with traitors who would acquiesce in unauthorised foreigners being allowed to board a top of the line defence vessel," External link

asianage Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:52:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “Anything I say is misused because there are people who hate me. They hate me because I speak the truth but I will keep doing so” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer writes ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister?” External link

outlookindia Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : "Both these stunningly illiterate claims come from the mouth of none less than the Prime Minister of our country, whose acquaintance with higher education has gone no further than lying about degrees from Delhi and Gujarat universities that he never got and who can obviously not tell a scientific proposition from a ‘dhokla'," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer asked : "This is to insult our brave airmen and, above all, the Chief of Air Staff. Not one of them was so ignorant of the fact that radar is not a telescope whose vision can be clouded over. Radar is used precisely because, whatever the weather conditions, it can pinpoint incoming aircraft," "Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister?" External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer asked ( about Narendra Modi ) : "This is to insult our brave airmen and, above all, the Chief of Air Staff. Not one of them was so ignorant of the fact that radar is not a telescope whose vision can be clouded over. Radar is used precisely because, whatever the weather conditions, it can pinpoint incoming aircraft," "Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister? " External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Modi will, in any case, be ousted by the people of India on 23 May. That would be a fitting end to the most foul-mouthed prime minister this country has seen or is likely to see. Remember how I described him on 7 December 2017? Was I not prophetic?," External link

firstpost Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "I said what I wanted to say in that article, I stand by every word. I have no desire to engage in any argument," External link

asianage Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Modi needs to be warned that he is guilty of anti-national activity in trying to ride on the sacrifices of our army and CRPF martyrs in a dirty election campaign; of defaming the Indian Air Force by portraying them as complaisant idiots in his scientific illiteracy; and the Indian Navy as being packed at its highest echelons with traitors who would acquiesce in unauthorised foreigners being allowed to board a top of the line defence vessel," External link

asianage Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : "I said what I wanted to say in that article, I stand by every word. I have no desire to engage in any argument," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Modi needs to be warned that he is guilty of anti-national activity in trying to ride on the sacrifices of our army and CRPF martyrs in a dirty election campaign; of defaming the Indian Air Force by portraying them as complaisant idiots in his scientific illiteracy; and the Indian Navy as being packed at its highest echelons with traitors who would acquiesce in unauthorised foreigners being allowed to board a top of the line defence vessel," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told ( about Narendra Modi ) : "I promise you, in the 21st Century, Narendra Modi will never become the prime minister of the country... But if he wants to distribute tea here, we will find a place for him," External link

firstpost Saturday, March 23, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer added ( about Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid ) : “King Dasharatha had many rooms in his house. The legend says there were 1,000 rooms in his palace. How are they sure that Lord Ram was born where,” External link

india Monday, January 7, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "He (Modi) is ' neech kism ka aadmi ' (a vile man) who has no ' sabhyata ' (civility)," External link

rediff Thursday, December 7, 2017 10:22:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Mr Modi ) : “He (Mr. Modi) is a neech kism ka aadmi [a vile man] who has no sabhyata [civility],” External link

thehindu Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:30:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Mr Modi ) : “He [Mr. Modi] is a neech kism ka aadmi who has no sabhyata [civility],” External link

thehindu Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:43:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Shah Jahan ) : "When Shah Jahan came in the place of Jahangir did any election happen? And when Aurangzeb came in place of Shah Jahan did any election happen? It was known to everyone that the throne of the king will automatically go to the heir," External link

mid-day Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "But in a democracy elections are held. I openly invite (Shehzad) Poonawala to file the nomination and contest," External link

mid-day Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:35:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Najeeb Ahmad ) : “We don’t know what happened that night. Why are those who had a fight with Najeeb not being questioned? This means they are hiding,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:36:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Nitish Kumar ) : "We first wanted to see how many (parties) were coming together. Now, after six months, we can see that some of the parties are still standing with us and some like Nitish Kumar have switched over (to the NDA). We are now in a better position to understand who will stand with us and who will go against us (in 2019)," External link

dnaindia Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:02:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "So long as there is a Hindu India that acts like a mirror to a Muslim Pakistan I don't see any chance of a reconciliation," External link

msn-uk Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:23:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “So long as there is a Hindu India that acts like a mirror to a Muslim Pakistan I don’t see any chance of a reconciliation,” External link

dailytimesPK Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:11:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "So long as there is a Hindu India that acts like a mirror to a Muslim Pakistan I don't see any chance of a reconciliation," External link

msn-uk Monday, August 14, 2017 7:18:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer estime : "Tant qu'il y aura une Inde hindoue qui se pose miroir d'un Pakistan musulman, je ne vois aucune chance de réconciliation" External link

ipreunion Monday, August 14, 2017 2:26:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “So long as there is a Hindu India that acts like a mirror to a Muslim Pakistan I don’t see any chance of a reconciliation,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, August 14, 2017 2:03:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer estime : "Tant qu'il y aura une Inde hindoue qui se pose miroir d'un Pakistan musulman, je ne vois aucune chance de réconciliation" External link

laprovence Monday, August 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "So long as there is a Hindu India that acts like a mirror to a Muslim Pakistan I don't see any chance of a reconciliation," External link

digitaljournal Monday, August 14, 2017 12:19:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “So long as there is a Hindu India that acts like a mirror to a Muslim Pakistan I don’t see any chance of a reconciliation,” External link

capitalfm Monday, August 14, 2017 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer estime : "Tant qu'il y aura une Inde hindoue qui se pose miroir d'un Pakistan musulman, je ne vois aucune chance de réconciliation" External link

rtl-BE Monday, August 14, 2017 12:03:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer estime : "Tant qu'il y aura une Inde hindoue qui se pose miroir d'un Pakistan musulman, je ne vois aucune chance de réconciliation" External link

levif Monday, August 14, 2017 11:41:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer estime : "Tant qu'il y aura une Inde hindoue qui se pose miroir d'un Pakistan musulman, je ne vois aucune chance de réconciliation" External link

lanouvellerepublique Monday, August 14, 2017 11:39:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer estime : "Tant qu'il y aura une Inde hindoue qui se pose miroir d'un Pakistan musulman, je ne vois aucune chance de réconciliation" External link

ladepeche Monday, August 14, 2017 11:21:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer estime : "Tant qu'il y aura une Inde hindoue qui se pose miroir d'un Pakistan musulman, je ne vois aucune chance de réconciliation" External link

romandie Monday, August 14, 2017 11:06:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “It’s tragic that India voted along with Pakistan and China,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 29, 2016 5:48:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : “The pursuit of a world free of nuclear weapons has been a national objective for last 28 years, and India is neither with the naysayers nor with those who voted in favour… it’s a cowardly act,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 29, 2016 5:48:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer wrote : “Among the most avid sponsors and supporters of tonight’s resolution is New Zealand. No wonder the visiting New Zealand PM has refused to fall in with Modi’s most ardent desire,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 29, 2016 5:48:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “They want complete separation from India. But the other people whom we met – teachers, doctors, intelligentsia, they said if you don’t give us autonomy what alternative is there to `azadi’?” External link

pakobserver Monday, August 29, 2016 3:32:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "As far as the crowd at the hospital where I was stopped from entering was concerned, the 'azadi' slogan was attached to the slogan 'go India go'," External link

economictimes Friday, August 26, 2016 9:52:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer added : "do we (India) really want to hear the Pakistani Interior Minister telling SAARC and the whole world that 'Pakistan is ready to engage in any dialogue process based on mutual respect and dignity with no strings attached'?" External link

dailytimesPK Monday, August 15, 2016 2:51:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Rahul Gandhi is not the president of the party. He is the vice-president. Therefore, there are constraints on what he can do, and how he can do it,” External link

scmp Saturday, August 13, 2016 5:21:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Rahul Gandhi is not the president of the party. He is the vice president. Therefore, there are constraints on what he can do, and how he can do it," External link

nzherald Friday, August 12, 2016 1:41:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Rahul Gandhi is not the president of the party. He is the vice president. Therefore, there are constraints on what he can do, and how he can do it,” External link

therepublic Friday, August 12, 2016 12:33:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Rahul Gandhi is not the president of the party. He is the vice president. Therefore, there are constraints on what he can do, and how he can do it," External link

ABCnews Friday, August 12, 2016 12:12:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “Rahul Gandhi is not the president of the party. He is the vice president. Therefore, there are constraints on what he can do, and how he can do it,” External link

seattletimes Friday, August 12, 2016 11:59:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "Rahul Gandhi is not the president of the party. He is the vice president. Therefore, there are constraints on what he can do, and how he can do it," External link

startribune Friday, August 12, 2016 11:27:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : “Kashmir is our problem. We cannot keep saying Pakistan is causing it. They will keep doing what they are doing with regard to Kashmir. The talks should continue between both the countries. And also with all leaders be it Hurriyat or Mufti ji or separatist leadership,” External link

dailytimesPK Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:54:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kashmir Singh ) : “Kashmir is our problem, we cannot keep saying Pakistan is causing it. They will keep doing what they are doing with regard to Kashmir. The talks should continue between both the countries. And also with all leaders be it Hurriyat or Mufti ji or separatist leadership,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:53:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told : “Kashmir is our problem, we cannot keep saying Pakistan is causing it. They will keep doing what they are doing with regard to Kashmir. The talks should continue between both the countries. And also with all leaders be it Hurriyat or Mufti ji or separatist leadership,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:53:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : “The fundamental character of Nepal-India relations as set out in the immediate aftermath of India’s independence should not be altered if any changes are made in the treaty,” External link

ekantipur Saturday, July 16, 2016 6:47:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Kathmandu Nepal ) : “There should not be unilateral proposal from Nepal. If there are any issues they should be resolved through mutual understanding,” External link

ekantipur Saturday, July 16, 2016 6:47:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Narasimha Rao ) : "Rao was completely convinced that by talking to the sadhus and saints he could solve the problem (Ayodhya's Ram temple issue)," External link

economictimes Monday, June 27, 2016 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Narasimha Rao ) : "I was summoned by Rao, he told me he had no problem with my yatra but he did not agree with my definition of secularism as India is a Hindu-majority country. I told Rao that's exactly how the BJP argues," External link

economictimes Monday, June 27, 2016 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "Was this a mindset of a 20th century Prime Minister or 12th century? This mindset actually encouraged the destruction of Babri Masjid," External link

economictimes Monday, June 27, 2016 9:50:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told ( about Subramanian Swamy ) : “Rubbish. Who stops him from rewriting the history? He (Swamy) usually talks rubbish. He comes here and makes a political speech. Did I say anything political in my intervention?” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer remarked ( about Subramanian Swamy ) : “God knows which laboratory he (Swamy) went to. It must be as stupid a laboratory as the university which he went,” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:45:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told ( about Subramanian Swamy ) : "Rubbish. Who stops him from rewriting the history? He (Swamy) usually talks rubbish. He comes here and makes a political speech. Did I say anything political in my intervention?" External link

economictimes Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:32:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer remarked ( about Subramanian Swamy ) : "God knows which laboratory he (Swamy) went to. It must be as stupid a laboratory as the university which he went," External link

economictimes Saturday, June 18, 2016 8:32:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told ( about Bengal Congress ) : “In my view, both the parties (Congress and Left) would secure more seats than what they would fighting on their own,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:36:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said ( about Afzal Guru ) : "I have long held a view that there was no adequate evidence to convict Afzal Guru of direct involvement in the assassination of human beings. The Supreme Court does not share my view. I have said it earlier and I am saying it now. It is not my party's view...," External link

economictimes Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8:43:00 PM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer told ( about Ali Baba ) : "It seems you and your friends have formed some sort of a network. This reminds me of the classic story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. I am Ali Baba and you are the opposite side. You are talking about a note to the Cabinet. I do not understand from where you are collecting these Cabinet notes," External link

rediff Monday, February 23, 2015 7:57:00 AM EAT

Mani Shanker Aiyer said : "Both Modi and Shah had centralised the election," "The elections are therefore a defeat of both Modi and Shah. They deployed the entire Cabinet and 120 MPs and they lost badly" External link

rediff Tuesday, February 10, 2015 4:45:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mp12.08%EN12/09/201709/12/2017
former cabinet minister0.38%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
deputy0.38%EN10/08/201608/10/2016
former indian foreign secretary0.38%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
leader33.96%EN08/28/201628/08/2016
governor0.38%EN06/27/201627/06/2016
former union minister4.53%EN06/18/201618/06/2016
senior congress leader1.51%EN06/11/201611/06/2016
minister23.02%EN05/22/201622/05/2016
colleague1.13%EN02/09/201409/02/2014
member1.89%EN08/06/201306/08/2013
sports minister0.38%EN04/28/200728/04/2007
minister19.25%DE11/27/200627/11/2006
indian minister0.75%EN07/13/200513/07/2005
Names Lang Count
Mani Shankar AiyarEN46.88%
Mani Shankar AiyarEU16.04%
Mani Shankar AiyarSV16.04%
Mani Shankar AiyerEN5.42%
Mani Shanker AiyerEN3.75%
Oil Minister Mani Shankar AiyarEN3.75%
Mani Shanker AiyerDE3.33%
Mani Shankar AiyerES2.29%
Mani Shakar AiyarEN0.83%
Mani Shankar IyerEN0.83%
Mani Shankar AiyarFR0.83%
Mani Shankar AiyyarEN0.00%
Moni Shankar AiyarEN0.00%
مانی شانکارعيارFA0.00%
Oil Minister Mani Shanker AiyarEN0.00%
Мани Шанкар АйарRU0.00%
Mani Shanker IyerEN0.00%
مانی شانکار آيارFA0.00%
Mani Schankar AiyerDE0.00%
Many Shankar AiyarEN0.00%
Manu Shankar AiyarES0.00%
ماني شانكار أييارAR0.00%


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