Mani Shankar Aiyar justifiies 'neech' jibe against PM, BJP takes strong note

In 2017, he called Modi neech aadmi following which he was suspended from the Congress party, but it was revoked in August last year

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 14.05.19, 12:40 PM
  • Updated 14.05.19, 12:41 PM
  • a min read
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In an article, written for Rising Kashmir, Mani Shankar Aiyar (in picture) also slammed Modi on a series of issues and asked, "Remember how I described him on 7 December 2017? Was I not prophetic?" Telegraph file picture

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar was back in the news on Tuesday with an article justifying his neech jibe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi two years ago, prompting the BJP to call him “abuser-in-chief” and his party arrogant.

In an article, written for Rising Kashmir, Aiyar also slammed Modi on a series of issues and asked, "Remember how I described him on 7 December 2017? Was I not prophetic?"

Aiyar's comments have come at a time the Congress is already facing the heat for the hua toh hua comment by Sam Pitroda, a party leader believed to be close to Rahul Gandhi.

The backlash on Pitroda's comment compelled Rahul to publicly rebuke Pitroda in the middle of an election in Punjab.

In 2017, the former Union minister called Modi neech aadmi following which he was suspended from the Congress party, but it was revoked in August last year.

BJP spokesperson G.V.L Narasimha Rao tweeted in response to an article in The Print saying "Abuser-in-chief' Aiyar" had returned to justify his 2017 'Neech' jibe.

"... Aiyar then apologized & hid behind poor Hindi excuse. Now he says he was prophetic. Congr revoked his suspension last year for filthy outburst. Double speak & arrogance of Congress on display again!"

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