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Never Thought A CM Who Compared Muslims With Puppy Can Become PM: Mani Shankar Aiyar3 min read

Former Congressman Mani Shankar Aiyar, who is always in the headlines because of his controversial statements, is once again in the heatmap due to his statement given about Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that before 2014, I did not even think that a person like Narendra Modi could become Prime Minister of the country.

According to the ANI News Agency, the expelled leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, during a program held at the India International Center on Saturday said that he had never thought that the person who called Muslims as puppies would be sitting on the Prime Minister’s chair.

Aiyar said, “Before 2014, I did not think that a Chief Minister who considers Muslims as puppies, will even lead the country. When asked to Modi if you are sorry that in 2002 many Muslims had to sacrifice their lives, he said that if a puppy comes under the car then there is feels injury in the heart.”

Aiyar further said, “I thought that the person who said that, and did not go to the refugees camps of Muslims for 24 days and reached the Ahmedabad Mosque the day when when the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee came, because it was compulsion to come with him, could also become the Prime Minister of the country.”

Meanwhile, Aiyar appreciated the contribution of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in the promotion of secularism. He said, ‘Our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru taught us the correct definition of nationalism. I learned from him that minority communalism is better than majority communalism. He told us that we can either be secular or not even a country.”

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He further said, “I am proud of people of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Christianity and I am very proud of Muslims. Muslims ruled India for 666 years.”

Aiyar has been a Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MP in the past. He was also the cabinet minister in Manmohan Singh’s government. The Congress had thrown Aiyar out of the party when Iyer called Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘neech’ in December 2017.