Mani Shankar Aiyar can be called as the Congressman with the Most Court Controversies
The members of Congress seem to have forgotten the praises that were showered on Mani Shankar Aiyar by Rahul Gandhi, the vice president of the party nearly four years back. This incident had taken place during the AICC session at Talkatora’s Stadium in Delhi. Rahul Gandhi had addressed the audience in January 2014 and had specifically praised Aiyar for his contribution to the Panchayati Raj work which he said was very close to his father, Rajiv Gandhi’s heart.
Aiyar was the former MP of Mayiladuthurai in Tamil Nadu and if he had made sure to mind his own business and tasks, then he could have prevented the embarrassment that he was subjected to after he was rebuked by Rahul Gandhi that led to his suspension from the Congress party during this week. However, it looks like Aiyar has a great urge to get involved in various controversies and is often attributed with creating one for himself.
Aiyar has remained a loyalist to the Gandhi family since the time UPA came into power in the year 2004. He left his job as a diplomat to help Rajiv Gandhi and he was appointed as the Cabinet Minister for petroleum. Within a span of two years, his department was changed and he began to head the youth affairs ministry and sports which were comparatively lightweight departments.
His role and attitude towards his responsibilities clearly proved that he is a misfit in the ministry of sports. He had no interest in the games and he also publicly opposed the bids by Delhi for the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and Asian Games in 2014.
He lost in the polls of 2014, but still remained as an active part of the controversies. Recently he addressed Prime Minister, Narendra Modi as chaiwala and this statement received resentment from all people in the country. His statements have been so out of place lately that it looks like Congress will have to pay a heavy price for this in the upcoming elections.