Modi can never be PM, but can sell tea at AICC meet: Aiyar

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  1. Ray

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    Modi can never be PM, but can sell tea at AICC meet: Aiyar

    NEW DELHI: In remarks that are likely to stoke a controversy, Congress leader Manishankar Aiyar on Friday mocked Narendra Modi's prime ministerial ambitions and said a place will be identified for the Gujarat chief minister to distribute tea here.

    "I promise you in 21st century Narendra Modi will never become the Prime Minister of the country. ...But if he wants to distribute tea here, we will find a place for him," Aiyar said at the venue of the AICC meeting.

    Aiyar's remarks come against the backdrop of Modi's reference to his own socio-economic background and humble origins at rallies while targeting the Gandhi-Nehru family.

    Modi has said that people who are ruling at the Centre "don't know what poverty is all about, but I know it."

    The Gujarat chief minister has said that he was born in a poor family, and have seen and lived in poverty.

    "I have sold tea at the railway station and in running trains ...those selling tea in trains know more about railways than the minister," Modi had said at a rally in Patna.

    When he was six years old, Modi helped his father sell tea to passengers whenever an odd train came into the small Vadnagar station in Gujarat, according to a book titled "The anatomy of Narendra Modi - the man and his politics" authored by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay.

    Earlier Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal had also made similar remarks against Modi, saying that a person who used to sell tea cannot have a national perspective.

    "Narendra Modi wants to become a PM. Someone rising from a tea shop can never have a national perspective. Like, if you make a 'sipahi' (constable) as 'kaptan' (Superintendent of Police), he can never have SP's approach but will have that of a constable," Agarwal had said in Hardoi in Uttar Pradesh.

    Modi can never be PM, but can sell tea at AICC meet: Aiyar - The Times of India

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    Mani Shankar Aiyar's comment is rather crass.

    It does not behove the majesty that is claimed by the Doon School that their pupils are icons of civility and high breeding. Mani shankar Aiyer proves that that is a falsehood.

    Does he have to be crude and crass to claim being a 'superior' being?

    Or is it his acute sense of inferiority that makes him adopt an uncivilised and obnoxious aggressiveness to feel comfortable in his delusion that he is some superior being?

    In reality, Mani shankar is a failure.

    He is came into politics possible since he had reached a cul de sac iin his career, by petitioning his Doon School buddy, Rajiv Gandhi, who was the PM.

    He then failed as a politician and could not be elected. He petitioned Sonia Gandhi to get a backdoor entry to the Rajya Sabha in the nomination category reserved for 'eminent' people.

    Mani's is indeed 'eminent' - for, he is an monumental failure and thus a class apart!
     
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  3. Tolaha

    Tolaha Senior Member Senior Member

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    Modi can sell tea at AICC, but who will serve it?

    Disclaimer: Copyright for the above pointed question not with me! :D
     
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    Discrimination Levels in India

    Caste/Tribe - check
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    Did I miss something ?
     
  5. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    @Singh,

    Since you are a Dellhi man, I ask this question.

    Is Hansraj College and Kirori Mal college really the pits?

    If so, why?
     
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    Mani Shankar Aiyar is a product of different times.
     
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    Oh u forget class wars among IAS / IPS / IFS/IRS AND WHAT NOT
     
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    Politicians always take cheap shots at each other. Nothing new in it.
     
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    In his time, Hanraj and Karori was pits is what you are saying?

    I don't hear of Miranda College these days.
     
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    Claim to fame of Mr.Aiyar -- Ranaming Connaught Place and Connaught Circus as Rajiv Gandhi Chowk and Indira Chowk respectively.

    Even after 15 odd years of renaming of CP, Rajiv Gandhi is only the name of the metro station which serves CP. Ask an Auto Driver to take you to Rajiv Chowk- you will be met with a blank stare.
     
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    Mani Shankar Aiyar raised money for China during Indo-China as a leftie in his student days. He also raised questions on the authenticity of a letter written by Ajay Maken as being in too good English for a Hansraj College graduate !

    So, this guy is a snob and anti-national.
     
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    Keep em coming...More you spoil Modi's image, more he will gain public support....
     
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    Mani Shankar Aiyar (a senior Congress person) not criticising Modi for religious intolerance. Is he supporting Modi? :confused:

    This is going to get a obvious rebuttal saying anyone in BJP can grow to the highest background despite of his roots. :facepalm:

    Should have focussed on religion and polarising the votes.
     
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    Something like this coming from a senior politician is just ridiculous, it shows the hypocrisy that Congress government had after independence of India in the name of socialism. They had a corrupt government that earned a bad name for socialist principles.
     
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    Some of the Brahman converts to communism and secularism are nauseous. Just like in the past Brahman converts to Islam tried to act more Islamic than other Muslims. Abrahamisms are corrosive to mind.
     
  16. Bangalorean

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    Can you tell me one government worldwide that earned a "good name for socialist principles"? East Germany? USSR? North Korea? Cuba? India? Which one?
     
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    Scandinavia, canada, much of western europe
     
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    I just heard Mani shankar on Big Fight.

    A low down skunk with guttersnipe language for opponents I could not hear even from the most loyal Congress chap.

    I believe Rahul G mentioned him or so he claimed and so he has lost his bearings..

    He surpassed the sycophants.

    He called Rahul G and reincarnation of Rjaiv G!

    The man is a prize toad!
     
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    You call that socialism? Those nations are known for private enterprise, competition, vibrant free markets. Just having a social security net does not make them socialist.
     
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    Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, France, UK - all of them are socialist. Their social security net is pretty damn big, and not too far off from what existed in the former USSR. Simply by virtue of having that kind of social security net, these countries can be called socialist; private enterprise, competition, notwithstanding. I won't get into free market, because that is debatable.
     
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    after sardar patel i can see modi now.
     

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