Mani's bitter attack and 'retraction'
Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Tuesday said that he would be happy if the Commonwealth Games are not a success and then retracted a little.
Level Field says: Watch the NDTV interview below and decide for yourself if Mani Shankar Aiyar actually retracted or was forced to retract! As Mani Shankar's says in this interview, the second part of his statement was conveniently left out to brand him as an "Anti-Nationalist". Mani Shankar's statement that he will be happy if the Commonwealth Games fails was because he strongly feels that if it is a success, then efforts will be made to host the Asian Games and Olympic Games, which he feels will be wasting more public money. He strongly feels that the huge amount of money being spent for these Games, could be better used to address the many other problems faced by India - starting from poverty and better living for Indians in general. Is that wrong to wish? You be the judge!
Watch the interview here.