Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar expresses love for Pakistan, shocks India
Karachi : Congress senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has raked in a controversy by expressing his love for India's arch-rival nation Pakistan. Putting his views forward at a function in Karachi, he claimed that he loves Pakistan as much as he loves India.
He also emphasised on resolution via talks for the dispute between the two nations. Asserting the importance of dialogue, Mani Shankar Aiyar said that there is a need for an uninterrupted dialogue between both the nations.
The Congress leader also blamed India for not taking a strong step towards holding talks with Pakistan. “There is only one way to resolve the India-Pakistan issue and that is by way of uninterrupted and un-interruptible dialogue.” Mani Shankar Aiyar further added that he love Pakistan because he love India. “India should love thy neighbour as thyself.”
No reaction has come from Bharatiya Janata Party leaders so far on this. Prior to this Mani Shankar Aiyar had been under controversies for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a 'neech aadmi'; his remark was criticized by major leaders including Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on the other hand, has also raised a similar demand of holding talks with Pakistan amid rising militant attacks on the border.
Mehbooba Mufti said, “We fought and won all wars against Pakistan but even now today there is no solution other than dialogue. Till when will our jawans and civilians keep dying. Wonder what some media houses would have called Atalji if he took the bus to Lahore in today’s time and talked of dialogue.”
(Video Courtesy: Times Now)