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Aiyar invokes Mughals in Gandhi election, Modi calls it 'Aurangzeb Raj'


New Delhi/Ahmedabad, Dec 4 (IANS): Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Monday stoked a controversy when he invoked the rulers of the Mughal dynasty in the election of Rahul Gandhi as party President, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi latched on to quickly to call it "Aurangzeb Raj".

"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," Aiyar said, retorting to the "dynasty" jibes of the BJP on Rahul Gandhi's election.

"But in a democracy elections are held. I openly invite Poonawala to file the nomination and contest," Aiyar said, adding has anyone heard of Shehzad Poonawala.

He was replying to a question about BJP's criticism following Maharashtra Congress leader Poonawala calling Rahul Gandhi's election as party chief rigged.

Modi was quick to pounce on Aiyar's remarks. Addressing a public meeting in Dharampur constituency in Gujarat, Modi said: "Mani Shankar Aiyar, who never shies away from showing loyalty to one family, proudly said -- When Shah Jahan came in the place of Jahangir did any elections happen? And when Aurangzeb came in place of Shah Jahan did any election happen? It was known to everyone that the the throne of the king will automatically go the son," Modi said.

"I congratulate the Congress on their 'Aurangzeb Raj.' For us, the wellbeing of the people matters and 125 crore Indians are our high command," he said.

He also said that the Congress leaders admit that it is not a party but a kunba (family).

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  • H . Dsouza, KODAGU / MANGALURU

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Aiyar Saar, Vanakkam ge, when you will leave gate keeper's job@ AICC office.?

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    This Aiyar's brain and kidney seem to have exchanged places long back.
    He is and always will be a beneficiary to the opposition.
    Those who think no end of themselves ...Is the category he belongs to.

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  • Dr.S.Kamath, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    In Kannada there is a proverb ' Kolu Kottu Pettu Tinda Haage ' means you give stick to your opponent and then you are liable to get beaten up by that stick
    Mani Shankar Aiyyar is best example for that .In 2014 he said Modi better distribute tea in Congress convocation .BJP got an opportunity out of it and started Chai-Pe -Charcha
    Now once he again said Shah -Jahan to Aurangazeb comparison of Rahul becoming President
    If Manishankar Aiyyar speaks always it benifits BJP

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  • Vijay Benedict, Mangalore/ Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Mani Shankar Aiyer was trying desperately for the ''Favorite Congi-Doggie Award'' from Madam G ... but unfortunately he will lose. The winner will be loyal family servant MMS a.k.a Mannu Kaka, for calling RG as the ''darling of the nation'' 😝

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  • C.T. Thomas, Nandalike

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    I am a supporter of Cong of Pappu free Cong, ROFL, this was so hilarious

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Every party has an equal share of Idiots ...

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Jossy
    I think you know the saying "in democracy all r equal and some r" more " equal"
    Like that all parties have idiots but khangress has more idiots

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Henry
    Where were you when khangress used in parliament words asinst
    Elected CM during 2007,2012,2014 and also against elected PM
    of the country ?
    Even now chaddiless and khambhaktas use such words against
    PM
    You r following Kannada "Jana kivudu" policy

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  • hemanth, bangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    This is only election Rahul can win with confidence

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Congress and BJP do everyday same thing, blaming each other
    Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent free in your head
    Let go the poisonous grudge of the past and strive to do something
    that makes India, a beautiful nation, a dream of our forefathers.

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  • mohan sr., Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Modi and to BJP leaders are full poison in their mind and body........ ... ... they failed to uplift the country....... they knows that they cannot do any development of the country......... thats why this poison minds ommiting these type of words .... ... Whatever congresss approved projects finished now .. Balance projects congress not finalized ..... So he cannot touch that .....

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    He showed a way forward by meeting Pakistan and China leaders but then world is not a good place like he taught both back stabbed him but he showed his strength when it needed the most. He took a stand and showed India is not weak and that's exactly why he has to be voted again as PM. His foreign policies are top notch and has put India in world stage as a powerful nation.

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Here is the outcome of top notch policies : India's with a per capita income of 7170$ is at 126 position in the world (IMF survey) more than 23% population below poverty line. In the meanwhile Mukesh Ambani who with a personal wealth of 23 billion $ was at #33 position this Feb has jumped to # 20 position with $ 31 billion ( courtesy : Forbes)

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Geoffrey
    You have not mentioned the Indian position in the last survey ? Why ?
    Regarding jump of Ambani he inherited the empire started by his father during
    sickulars time and not after 2014.
    If you agree this survey by IMF why you r not beleiving their earlier survey
    and give credit to MODI ?
    There should be a limit to hatred
    Start to love our own country and democratically elected PM

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    This is latest survey by IMF in 2017 about India's per capita rank and latest survey by Forbes about Ambani's rank.
    My comments are very objective

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Geoffrey

    Does policy for you means appeasement. According to people like you he goes to world tour and does nothing but have you ever read about the kind of work he does for bilateral trades between India and the globe if not just go and read about it.

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Bilateral trade has increased only imports and the exports have dropped.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Geoffrey
    Still to have not mentioned what was India's per capita income as per report before 2017.whether it was below 126 or above 126 and what was the per capita income and what percentage of population was below poverty line ?

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  • Nithin Poojary, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    When will Congress learn from its mistakes???....After reaching 0 seats.....Modi and RSS are waiting for such blunders, Sometimes I feel Manishankar Aiyar and Digvijay Singh are in BJP Payroll.
    Rahul Gandhi is trying his best to remove the Anti Hindu tag and these buggers are screwing it up.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    What Modi is doing is simply digging into Gandhi family and crticizing congress rule.
    Does highlight any benefits he brouht for common man. I do not think any previous PM had been dragging issues like what Modi does !

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    No medicine for chaddi phobia..

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Infact Indira Ghandi's great grandfather was incidentally from Mugal ruler only...

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  • Desi Admi, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Yes. I agree with you. One more self goal by the Cong. BJP does not need to campaign, with such people in Cong.

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  • mohan sr., Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Your great grandfather is also lived under mughal rular......

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Such a senior politician Manishankar Iyar, talking like a history student is nothing but appeasing the party bosses. Gone are the Mughal rule and Empire. We in 21st century and scientific age. All the senior party members are acting like chamchas of Rahul. They are digging their own grave and destruction of the party. Shame on them.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Now one more self goal by sickulars particularly by mindless sitar
    Now it is clear that rahul isfrom khan clan as the party is following
    babar, Aurangzeb

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    More and more feku talks he exposes his stupidity -

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  • Clifford Fernandes, Toronto

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    May be, same with Manekha and Varun Khan.

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Self goal is already done by demonitisation, GST. This is not like 4 years back sypeech of Modiji. Today almost everybody including his party members knows, his speech is nothing but feku.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    Harold
    The self goal or direct goal had been proved in UP local body election
    Now wait for 18th you will see who has hit self goal and who hit direct goal
    Better to keep burnol in stock as there will be shoratge .

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    I pity the Nation and its citizens when the feku uses this language against his political opponents.

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  • Aravind, Blr

    Mon, Dec 4 2017

    On the contrary, he is winning elections after elections...... Mr Aiyar took 3 long years to recover from the electoral drubbing after he told Modi to sell tea outside congress office, only to score another self goal.

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