Mani Shankar Iyer sparks new row, says Chinese 'allegedly attacked' India in 1962, apologizes for 'mistake'


After Congress leader Mani Shankar Iyer said the Chinese “allegedly invaded” India in 1962, a fresh political controversy arose, with both his party and the BJP reacting to his remarks. has shown “Unreservedly” for his “mistake”, even his party said it had distanced itself from “original idioms” and the BJP called it a “brazen attempt at revisionism”. is given

Congress general secretary Jai Ram Ramesh pointed out that Iyer later apologized for his remarks and “must be given an allowance for his age.” He said the party had distanced itself from his “original phrase”. But, he also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of giving a “clean chit” to the Chinese to invade India in May 2020.

According to a purported video of an event at the Foreign Correspondents' Club on Tuesday evening (May 28), Aghyar narrated an incident, saying, “In October 1962, the Chinese allegedly invaded India.” He said these remarks on the occasion of the launch. of the book Nehru's first recruitment.

Later, in a brief statement, he said, “I apologize unreservedly for mistakenly using the word 'alleged' before the 'Chinese attack' at the Foreign Correspondents' Club this evening.”

BJP's IT department chief Amit Malviya criticized the Congress over Iyer's remarks. “Manishankar Iyer, speaking at the FCC, at the launch of a book called Nehru's First Recruits, calls the Chinese attack in 1962 'alleged'. This is a brazen attempt at revisionism,” the BJP leader said on X.

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“Nehru gave up India's claim to a permanent seat in the UNSC in favor of the Chinese, Rahul Gandhi signed a secret memorandum of understanding, the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation accepted funds from the Chinese embassy and marketed to Chinese companies. Based on these reports, Sonia Gandhi's UPA opened up the Indian market to Chinese goods, hurting MSMEs and now Congress leader Agyar wants to whitewash the Chinese invasion. After which the Chinese have illegally occupied 38,000 square kilometers of Indian territory.”

He asked: “What explains the Congress' love of the Chinese?”

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