Mani Shankar Aiyar calls Congress a 'circus', blames Rao for Babri demolition

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    Mani Shankar Aiyar calls Congress a 'circus', blames Rao for Babri demolition




    NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has said that former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao was to be blamed for the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid, as the act occurred when he was in office.

    Talking to media persons in New Delhi on Sunday, Aiyar said that Rao had a conflict with Congress party over secularism.

    "He (Narasimha Rao) was the one who was responsible for what happened in the Babri Masjid, he proved that death is not a necessary pre-condition for rigor mortis to set in. It was the biggest disaster that overtook this country because the rift valley in politics is not between right wing economic policies and left wing economic policies, it is over the nature of our nationhood. Are we a secular nation? An inclusive nation? Or are we any new nation?" he added.

    He said that years ago during his Ram Rahim yatra (rally) Rao had told Aiyar that he did not understand his definition of secularism, as the former Prime Minister believed that India was a Hindu country.

    The demolition of the 16th century Babri Mosque by Hindu zealots on December 6, 1992 had triggered widespread religious riots across the country.

    Aiyar also said to be a part of this party, one has to be a part of the circus that goes on at the Congress committee office.

    Aiyar said: "We all are there and a kind of fair is held at the 24, Akbar road and if you want to be a part of the Congress, then you will have to join that circus, then only you can be a part of it. Sometime you achieve success and sometime you may fail but you always keep faith that one or the other day, you will definitely achieve something."

    Aiyar said unlike other parties, which are based on caste, position, state, language or society, Congress has people who hold different viewpoints and live harmoniously with faith in variety.

    "This is a party where people of different opinion can live harmoniously but from that, there is one base point on which they always stand and it is that we have faith in variety and we celebrate variety. We feel very happy if we have various varieties of people between us and this is a truth about our party other parties are formed based either on caste, position, state, language or society. But Congress is one party, which is the mirror of the country," said Aiyar.

    Talking about the new economic policies, Aiyar said the pattern of economic policies adopted by the government has resulted in 8 per cent growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 0.8 per cent growth of poverty.

    "The Congress party has wrestled with the question of the new economic policy in such a manner that those who have serious reservations about it, people like me, are marginalized. The party as a whole is behind Prime Minister Manmohan Singh . I don't know what the question you are asking is? The fact of the matter is that what were concerns of the Congress party from the days of Mahatma Gandhi onwards continue to be for 80 per cent of our people, the concerns today. This pattern of economic growth that we have adopted has resulted in 8 per cent growth of GDP and 0.8 per cent growth of poverty," said Aiyar.

    Aiyar said the economic growth pattern has resulted in country's position to remain at 134 from the last 17 years in United Nations Human Development Index

    "This economic growth pattern has resulted in India's position on the UN Human Development Index which was 134 in 1994, 17 years later, being in 2011, exactly there 134," he added.



     
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    Now that Mr. Rao is dead, Congress has started ranting. Congress has never even given Mr. Rao the credit for the liberalization of the Indian economy in 1991.

    If only dead men talked!
     
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    If Congress is a political circus,Aiyar will certainly agree that the only people currently gainfully employed in congress are political clowns,but given the party's prodigious talent base,even veteran clowns are out of reckoning.
     
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    Aiyar has targeted Rao before. May be there was some serious differences between them.
     
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    Rao is hated by Soniya Gandhi coterie because he tried to free congress from dynastic rule of Gandhi family. But this entire Ayodhya incident was triggered by Aiyars favourite Rajeev Gandhi . He somehow forgot to mention that . ​
     
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    Sonia Gandhi was not around when Rao was PM. She came in later. 97 or 98 I think.
     
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    Ayer claims he is an non-violent Gandhian but listening to him speak no one would guess that!
     
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    yes and it was rarest ocasion in history of Congress party when some one from shahi family was not ruling it. Remember how he and sitaram kesri were sidelined by chamchas and cronies when madam came to claim the Rajgaddi . what did they do to deserve that kind of treatment ? Infact anyone who is responsible for taking out Ayodhya genie from the bottle its Late Rajeev Gandhi .
     
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    Well it was the downward slide of Congress and the rise of the BJP that made the Congress workers jittery under Kesri and they asked SG to come into politics and take the congress mantle. She seemed to be reluctant to take it for quite some time before actually taking it. Well so it seemed anyway. I think Arjun Singh played the lead role in getting her to say yes to politics.
     
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    do you watch him and that other bjp guy who was a commie when he was young (im forgetting his name?) debate in ndtv. I think it is called politically incorrect.

    Aiyar comes across as a knowledgeable person even though he may have some wacko ideas.
     
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    I believe India should thank rao more than any PM who came after shastri. the man who led this country to progress through a time of Crisis. Crisis_ not just economical but also political_militancies in so many states, incresed threat from Pak after we lost the ally Soviet Union.
    I have heard that he gave great importance to our intelligence agency's capabilities and that during his time RAW became very effective.

    But the current leader being talked about here is well known to have been a friend of RG. Family loyalists are just showing their loyalty.
     
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    Yeah Rao was that close to making India go nuke 3 years earlier than we actually did. Lessons learned from that time came in handy in 98.
     
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    No wonder he was by far one of the best PMs we ever had !! He did not get into the warped sense of pseudo-secularism that plagues the current gen CONgress leaders.
     
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    And he was the gentleman who had the magnanimity to say to Vajpayee - I could not do it (nuke explosions), you complete it.
     
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    The only achievement that this so called Gandhi family loyalist has that when he was the Urban affairs minister he renamed Connaught Circus as Rajiv Chowk and Connaught Place as Indira Chowk.
    He has the dubious distinction of turning a circle into a Chowk.
     
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    Yup i remember that, Connaught Place was such a Beautiful name matching that place. I believe people in Delhi still prefer to call it Connaght place and not some "chowk".
     
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    Rajiv Gandhi was a curse upon India...All he did was disaster upon disaster. From justifying anti-Sikh riots to Shah Bano case to Opening of the Shilanyas in Ayodhya to handling of the Kashmir polls which were so foolishly rigged which acted as a trigger for insurgency to sending IPKF to Lanka resulting in the death of jawans and alienating the Tamils there..... the list goes on.

    He was just a pure, unmitigated disaster for India.
     
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    You are a good poster. But I hate it when you ramble and ramble against the congress etc. You need to get a life, and quickly.

    Attack the problem, not the ruling government. Got it?
     
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    Well that is how it should be. Politics is not about one up-manship all the time. Ultimately we want to work towards the better of the country and no harm in one person working and not succeeding and the next guy takes the right lessons from it and does one better. After all, both those gentlemen wanted to gate crash the nuke club.
     
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    And that's why I miss them. They may have had political fights but upper most in their minds was neither BJP nor Congress. It was India.
     

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