Mani Shankar Aiyar

  • Mani Shankar Aiyar confident of winning from Mayiladuthurai 03-04-2014 10:25 AM

    Mayiladuthurai: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, unlike many other Congress contemporaries who have opted out of the race for the Lok Sabha 2014, is confident of winning. "I don't have an opposition here. BJP has put up a candidate which the DMDK and MDMK don't like. I thought I'll fight...
  • Mani Shankar Aiyar counting on track record in tight race 24-03-2014 12:08 PM

    Former Union Minister and the Congress candidate for the Mayiladuthurai Lok Sabha seat, Mani Shankar Aiyar strongly believes that the good work done by him as an MP for the constituency over the past two decades will fetch him a comfortable victory in the upcoming polls. At a time when...
  • Commenced election work without waiting for list: Mani Shankar Aiyar 15-03-2014 12:40 PM

    Former Union Minister and Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday said that he has commenced electioneering work without waiting for announcement of the final list of candidates in Tamil Nadu. "In the last election I waited for the final list to be announced by the party and then commenced...
  • What do you think Mani Shankar Aiyar is telling Renuka Chowdhury in this viral photo? 07-02-2014 02:18 PM

    Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar and Rajya Sabha MP Renuka Chowdhury were seen in Parliament engaged in animated discussion. Photographer Renuka Puri's photo, published in the Indian Express on Friday led to a hailstorm of hilarity on Twitter, with users adding their own captions to the image. ...
  • Be careful while making statements: Rahul to Congress spokespersons 06-02-2014 06:23 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met party spokespersons and asked them to be more careful while making statements. The directive came after a controversy over Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'tea-seller' remark on Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Rahul in the meeting said the comment...
  • Venkaiah Naidu criticises Mani Shankar Aiyar over 'tea vendor' remark 29-01-2014 03:31 PM

    Launching BJP's poll campaign in Vijaywada by inaugurating a tea stall, senior party leader M Venkaiah Naidu, who tasted the beverage for the first time, on Wednesday criticised Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar over his 'tea vendor' remark against Narendra Modi. Naidu inaugurated the tea stall in Gandhinagar area in...
  • BJP mocks Aiyar's 'tea vendor' comment on Modi, gives free tea to public 24-01-2014 06:44 PM

    Mocking Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar's tea vendor taunt at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the party on Friday distributed tea to public free of cost to register their protest against the controversial remark. "We have distributed about one thousand cups of tea for free, protesting against Mani Shankar...
  • Modi to interact with people at 1,000 tea stalls 19-01-2014 09:56 PM

    Ahmedabad: In an apparent bid to cash in on his humble background as a tea seller, Narendra Modi will interact with people at 1,000 tea stalls in 300 cities from next month. "Modi will interact with people at 1,000 tea shops across 300 cities from February 1 through internet and...
  • Congress scared of contesting elections against a 'chai wala': Modi 19-01-2014 09:32 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi lashed out at the Congress for Mani Shankar Aiyar's tea vendor remarks and said that the party in power has got scared of contesting against a 'chai wala' due to which they were not ready to declare their PM nominee. "Congress is...
  • BJP National Council meet: Speeches of party leaders 19-01-2014 12:30 PM

    New Delhi: 2:03 pm: My idea of India is Satyamev Jayate: Modi 2:01 pm: Amul model must be replicated in all states for dairy development: Modi 1:59 pm: Terrorism divides, tourism unites: Modi 1:58 pm: Every state should have IIM, IIT and AIIMS: Modi 1:57 pm: If we need to...
  • BJP to capitalise on Aiyar's barb on Modi, to start 'chai charcha' 19-01-2014 10:49 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to earn political dividends over Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's controversial barb on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "Of course we wish to capitalise on this aspect. We are soon going to undertake nationwide campaign to propagate the issue...
  • Congress disapproves Aiyar's 'tea vendor' remark on Modi 19-01-2014 08:38 AM

    New Delhi: While Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar is unapologetic over his remark on Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, his party has expressed its disapproval over the statement. "The party does not approve of the statement," Congress general secretary Ajay Maken, who is in charge of the...
  • Modi to address BJP members on last day of its National Council meet 19-01-2014 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: On the last day of its National council meet on Sunday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to move the party's political resolution ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj is likely to move the resolution. BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat...
  • Tamil Nadu: Protests against Mani Shankar over his remarks against Modi 18-01-2014 11:54 PM

    Chennai: Protests have broken out at various places in Tamilnadu over Mani Shankar Aiyar's unsavoury remarks against BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi. Earlier in the day BJP workers held a demonstration in Chennai. Mani Shankar Aiyar's office in Myladuthurai (near Nagapattinam, around 6 hours away from Chennai) has been vandalised,...
  • Tea stall owner comment on Modi has been misquoted: Mani Shankar Aiyar 17-01-2014 01:38 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has now said that his comment on Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has been misquoted. Talking to CNN-IBN, Aiyar said he didn't say anything which could be viewed as taking a dig at Modi. He said, "It is Modi who...
  • Congress can say nothing better, says BJP on Aiyar's comment on Modi 17-01-2014 01:32 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy hit back at Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar for his comments on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying that nothing better could be expected from the Congress. Aiyar in an unseemly manner targeted Modi by saying, "He can never be...
  • Omar flays Aiyar, says mocking Modi won't help in Lok Sabha polls 17-01-2014 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has come under criticism from his own allies for mocking Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Aiyar was not helping the Congress by taking such digs at Modi. "Modi has a lot of...
  • Modi can't be PM, we can set up a tea stall for him: Mani Shankar Aiyar 17-01-2014 12:14 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Friday yet again raked up the tea stall owner prime minister issue taking a dig at Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He said Modi can never be the Prime Minister but only a tea stall owner. "He can never...
  • Mani Shankar Aiyar, other MPs haven't cleared HP tourism bills: RTI 09-01-2014 02:29 PM

    New Delhi: A number of MPs and MLAs have come under scrutiny for not clearing meagre amounts due with the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Corporation. According to an RTI query, Congress's Mani Shankar Aiyar and BJP's Shanta Kumar amongst others could not pay the bills of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Corporation after...
  • BJP hits back after Aiyar calls for Congress-AAP tie-up 07-01-2014 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's proposal for a tie-up with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to stop Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from coming to power has come under severe attack from the BJP. Aiyar had said that any assistance from the AAP in stopping...
  • Lot to learn from AAP: Mani Shankar Aiyar 30-12-2013 12:12 AM

    Kolkata: Rubbishing BJP leader Nitin Gadkari's claim that a businessman brokered a deal between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and his party, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar Sunday said there was a lot to learn from the new political outfit. "There is a lot to learn from AAP, the...
  • Congress to suspend rebel Seemandhra MPs 11-12-2013 11:56 AM

    New Delhi: Congress, which is in a corner over creating Telangana by dividing Andhra Pradesh, said that the six rebel Seemandhra MPs who moved a no-confidence motion against the UPA government will be suspended from the party. The party is hoping that the motion will fizzle out if action is...
  • Congress should sit in opposition: Aiyar 10-12-2013 11:47 AM

    New Delhi: More Congress leaders are coming out in the open demanding a revamp of the party following the severe mauling in the recent Assembly elections in Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. In fact senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said the decision to name Manmohan Singh as the...
  • Sexual assault: Tarun Tejpal must face law, says Mani Shankar Aiyar 23-11-2013 03:35 PM

    Bangalore: Senior Congress leader and MP Mani Shankar Aiyar said that Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal must face the law. Speaking to mediapersons in Bangalore, he said: "It really is awful that such distinguished a journalist as Tarun Tejpal should have allowed himself to indulge in such a criminal act because...
  • Food bill should recognise panchayats' role, demands Mani Shankar Aiyar 02-09-2013 09:09 PM

    New Delhi:Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Monday demanded that the guidelines on the Food Security Bill should recognise the role of panchayats in distrubution of food grain to the beneficiaries. Aiyar, who is a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, said he supported the bill but Food Minister KV...
  • IAS officer Durga Nagpal's suspension unfortunate: Mani Shankar Aiyar 03-08-2013 06:21 PM

    Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday said that UP IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal's suspension was an "unfortunate" episode. "It's an unfortunate incident," Aiyar said during the first annual Shiv Charan Mathur memorial Lecture on 'Decline and Fall of the Civil Services in India The Role of the Political...