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BJP attacks Congress over Aiyar's inclusion in its media team

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The took a dig at the today over Mani Shankar Aiyar's inclusion in a panel to overhaul its communication strategy, claiming he is "liked" by separatists and had sought Pakistan's help "against"

Aiyar is in the 10-member panel the opposition party had formed yesterday to overhaul its communication strategy.


"Mani Shankar Aiyar, who had sought Pakistan's help against and is liked by separatists, is a member of the Congress' official media team," media department head Anil Baluni tweeted.

Baluni also posted a video clip of the interview the former union minister had given to a Pakistani channel in 2015.

Aiyar is purportedly saying in the interview that the way of the deadlock in relationship is "Remove them (BJP) and bring us (Congress) in. There is no other way".

The has often cited this interview to attack the party, which has maintained that it was his individual views and not of the party.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 18:48 IST
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