Faiz Festival in Lahore's Alhamra, veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister, Mani Shankar Aiyar, highlighted that since PM Modi has consistently failed to secure more than one-third of the votes in elections, the Indian electoral system often translates this into a two-thirds majority in seats. As a result, a significant portion of the Indian population may be inclined towards certain perspectives or actions, Dawn reported.
According to the report, Aiyar said, “All I ask the people (of Pakistan) is to remember that Modi has never received more than one-third of the votes but our system is such that if has one-third of the votes, he has two-thirds in the seats. So two-thirds of Indians are ready to come towards you (Pakistanis)." Also Read: Until Pakistan is 'albatross around our necks', we'll not be able to take our due place in world: Mani Shankar Aiyar Aiyar further referred to Pakistan as the ‘biggest asset of India’, and expressed his fondness for Pakistan and its people, noting that he had never experienced such warm hospitality in any other country.
According to the Pakistan Daily, Aiyar, while addressing an event in Lahore, said, “The Pakistanis, from my experience, have been the people who perhaps overreact to the other side. If we are friendly, they are over-friendly, and if we are hostile, they get overly hostile." “Aiyar said that goodwill was needed but instead of goodwill, there had been something opposite during the last 10 years since the formation of the first Narendra Modi government," as reported by Dawn.Read more on livemint.com