Suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has landed himself in hot waters yet again by reportedly saying that while most political parties in Pakistan want cordial relations with India, those in India are “still caught in a partially 1947 situation”.
“All political parties except the Jamaat-e-Islami say they want peace with India. Now this change in mindset that is taking place in Pakistan is not reflected in India,” NDTV quoted Mr Aiyar as saying in Karachi.
Agitated Congress leader Hanumantha Rao has informed that he will write to Congress president Rahul Gandhi requesting him to expel Aiyar.
“Mani Shankar Aiyar should stop giving such remarks, he has already been suspended. He should stay quiet,” the former lawmaker Rao told news agency ANI.
“I am writing to Rahul Gandhi ji asking him to expel Aiyar from the party,” he added.
Aiyar was suspended by the party in December 2017 after his “neech” slur against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.