Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has sparked controversy yet again by saying that he loved Pakistan as much as India.
Aiyar's statement comes just days after Pakistan-sponsored terrorists attacked the Sunjuwan army base in Jammu and Kashmir.
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.
While Islamabad has accepted the policy of and need for continuous dialogue to resolve issues of bilateral importance, New Delhi has not, he said reports News agency ANI.
He added, "I love Pakistan because I love India. India should love thy neighbour as thyself."
He further said that India and Pakistan should adopt a framework that was formulated by the regime led by former president general (retired) Pervez Musharraf.
Earlier, Aiyar courted controversy days before the Gujarat elections for his 'neech aadmi' comment at PM Modi .
Aiyar called Modi a "neech aadmi" (vile man) who does "dirty politics" after the prime minister targeted the Congress saying that parties seeking votes in B R Ambedkar's name tried to erase his contribution to nation building the party.
OneIndia News (with agency inputs)