BJP leader seeks immediate arrest of Mani Shankar Aiyar

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ajay Aggarwal on Wednesday filed a criminal complaint seeking immediate arrest of Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar over his recent remarks Pakistan.

Aiyar had on Monday sparked controversy by saying that he loved Pakistan as much as India.

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar

Speaking at a conference in Karachi, Aiyar said that "there is only one way to resolve the India- Pakistan issue and that is by way of uninterrupted and un-interruptible dialogue."

He added, "I love Pakistan because I love India. India should love thy neighbour as thyself."

On Monday evening, critics of the Congress and Aiyar stated that the veteran politician has insulted India. On Tuesday, the Congress indicated that Aiyar might face "punishment" for his latest comments.

"I am writing to Rahul Gandhi ji asking him to expel Aiyar from the party," senior Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao was quoted as saying by ANI.

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