Mani Shankar Aiyar exchanging harsh words with Arnab Goswami on TimesNow

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    TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami debates the issue of Supreme Court slamming Govt for failing to act against black money with Mani Shankar Aiyar, Senior Leader Congress; Mahesh Jethmalani, Senior Lawyer and Leader, BJP and M R Venkatesh, Chartered Accountant.

    Lambasting the Centre for not having the "will power" to act against black money hoarders, the Supreme Court today asked why stud farm owner Hasan Ali Khan and others were not subjected to custodial interrogation despite the probe agencies possessing sufficient material. "What the hell is going on in this country," the court asked, while virtually snubbing Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium when he tried to make certain submissions. The court also said the alleged offenders were a "pampered lot".

    Expressing strong displeasure at the manner in which Khan and other alleged offenders were given repeated opportunities for adjournments by the Enforcement Directorate, the bench said the authorities were "hoodwinking" everybody and wondered whether the same leniency would have been extended to other petty offenders. The court also ordered that three key ED officials allegedly transferred midway into the probe in a case of alleged foreign exchange violation by Hasan Ali Kh an, the Pune-based businessman, be reinstated forthwith.

    A bench of justices B Sudershan Reddy and S S Nijjar also indicated that if the government fails to act, it would be compelled to appoint a special officer for supervising the probe against the offenders. The bench granted time till Tuesday to the Centre to file its response failing which it said the court would be constrained to pass necessary orders.

    Subramanium's repeated efforts to convince the court about the goverment's efforts to take action against the offenders proved futile as the bench repeatedly querie dhim as to why no custodial interrogation had so far taken place. Khan, who is alleged to have stashed around USD 8 billion in foreign banks, had been earlier served a notice for a tax demand for about Rs 50,000 crore in 2009. "There are instances when minor offenders are shot down for violating Section 144 CrPC (unlawful assembly), but you don't take any action against these people. We are very sorry. All these people are now free," the bench remarked voicing its dismay.

    The apex court on February 10, while hearing a PIL by noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani and some former bureaucrats for recovery of black money stashed by Indians had asked the government to ensure that Khan does not leave the country. The court gave vent to its fury after senior counsel Anil Divan appearing for Jethmalani submitted that the ED was not taking steps to interrogate Khan and others, but was instead giving them repeated adjournments.
     
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  3. Daredevil

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    Mani Shankar Iyer is an arrogant prick who doesn't know how to talk to people when criticized. INC has developed and nurtured some sleazy and slimy b'tards like Mani Shankar Iyer, Abhishek Singhvi, Muneesh Tiwari etc who have learnt the art of lying through the teeth.
     
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    ^^Isnt manish/muneesh tiwari is son of N.D.Tiwari???
     
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    No he is not the son of Mr. N. D. Tiwari.
     
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    This shows how frustrated congress and its leaders are with this Black money issue. Its a tight slap on face of the government . Love the way Mahesh Jethmalani kicked his ass along with his party . Muahahahah
     
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    I'm sure this Hassan Ali guy has fed politicians from both parties. If he goes down he will take everybody else with him. So I doubt anything will happen. We will forget all about it after the next bomb blast or next scam.
     
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    Jeez! I used to like Mani Shankar Iyer before, but this interview has changed my opinions of him permanently.

    Now he's just another rat standing up for other rats.


    This is no way to conduct yourself on national television, Mr. Iyer. You've been watching too many bloody Pakistani T.V shows!
     
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    Manish Tiwari is the son of some newspaper magnate of Punjab, who was shot and killed by the Khalistanis.

    As far as Mani Shankar is concerned he is a twit and an arrogant buffoon.
    He fails to realise that the Congress Party won the vote on the slogan that they are answerable to the Am Admi. Obviously, the millions of Indians will not congregate at the doorstep of the Congress HQ. The media is the voice of the people and so Mani Shankar has to answer sans his total arrogance.

    No wonder he was not elected to Parliament and had to be smuggled into the Rajya Sabha in a very dubious manner by the UPA Govt giving him a seat under the nominated category reserved for 'eminent people'.

    He is an eminent man no doubt within the Circus circles!!
     
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    Brovo!! Mr. Iyer Brovo!!
     
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    Mani Shankar Aiyar is typically very articulate in his discussions. However, what he did here is disgraceful.
     
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    Not exactly! He loses his cool when asked hardcore truths, as if he is the pimp of the CONgress party.

    M. Tiwari is too young to be an Orator! He should try debates in JNU and get a reality check.
     
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    I don't think Mani Shankar Aiyar is an arrogant prick. nor do I think Mani Shankar Aiyar, Abhisher Singhvi and Manish Tewari are either sleazy or slimy.
     
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    Why? What's the base of your argument here?
     
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    Sir AFAIK he is not the one associated with Punjab Kesari that would be Lala Jagat Narain who had played a large part in inciting communalism.
     
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    Arnab Goswami is sensationalising the case. Hasan Ali has yet not been found guilty, and there is no proof as yet that he is involved in gun running, terrorism etc.
     
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    Manish Tewari is a son of prominent Punjabi intellectual Dr Vishwanath Tewari, who was assassinated by Khalistani terrorists.
     
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    Singh, every other news channel does the same for TRP. Many of them are corrupt, Barkha like! The thing we are talking here is M. S. Aiyer, M.Tiwari been egoist kindergartner kids, not knowing what to speak for.
     
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    So you agree that Mr Goswami is indulging in unethical practises just to sensationalise the case. Aiyar and Tewari are doing what any spokesperson would do.
    Remember Aiyar was the guy who broke ranks when it came to CWG issue.
     
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    No I don't. I don't see any reason why Arnab is targeted. At the least he's not corrupt like Barkha Dutt. Also, Singh, in India if you do not sensationalize something, the file just does not move anywhere beyond the clerk's desk. Aiyer and Tiwari are acting like injured cats, meowing to make a point, which does not exist in the first place.

    I can attribute this to Aiyer not receiving kickbacks! We all are making up assumptions, aren't we?
     
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    Have you seen his shows ? He likes to stir passions, can't you see ?

    By sensationalizing in some instances the government may be forced to expedite but it doesn't mean the cases are only expedited if the media sensationalizes the case.
    Aiyar was the sports minister at the time but I digress.
     

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