Expressing anger over Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's remarks on Pakistan, senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member V Hanumanth Rao on Tuesday demanded that Aiyar be expelled from the party.

In this regard, he said that he would shoot a letter to Congress president Rahul Gandhi urging him to expel Aiyar from the party.

It may be recalled that Aiyar, who was at the Karachi Literature Festival recently had, said: "I love Pakistan because I love India. India should love thy neighbour as thyself.” Stating that both the neighbouring countries should adopt a framework formulated by former President General Parvez Musharraf, Aiyar said only continous dialogue would help resolve issues of bilateral importance.

Speaking to media persons, Hanumanth Rao said that the BJP might take advantage of the remarks made by Aiyar.