Aaj Ki Baat December 7 episode: Mani Shankar Aiyar's atrocious remarks

Sorry Hindi not my mother tongue Aiyar clarifies 'neech' remark on PM Modi

"You can use the harshest words to criticise policies of your opponent, but the criticism should never get personal", Mr. Surjewala said, applauding Mr. Gandhi for taking the unprecedented step of suspending Mr. Aiyar.

PM Modi said Aiyar came from a good family, has a number of university degrees, was a diplomat for a number of years and remained a Minister in the Manmohan Singh government, but was resorting to such insults. "He is not civilised and in a situation like this, there is no need to practise such dirty politics". So, not surprisingly, when Aiyar referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as "neech" (lowly, despicable, cowardly, among 72 other meanings in Google translations) it certainly did not mean "low caste". In one of his first tweets, the PM said: "Congress leaders are speaking in a language that is not acceptable in democracy".

The BJP and PM Modi, who was campaigning in Gujarat, had invoked Aiyar's remarks to target the Congress through the day.

BJP senior leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also called the expulsion of Mani Shankar Aiyar from the party a strategy and tweeted, "Mani Shankar Aiyar's "Neech" -attack on Prime Minister- a deliberate casteist statement, a convenient apology, a strategic suspension. They can keep their language we will do our work".

Another Congress spokesperson Ajoy Kumar said the prime minister and other BJP leaders use derogatory words for the father of the nation, and also for Sonia and Rahul Gandhi.

"I beg to the people of India- please let them be".

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Modi was quick to respond to Aiyar's comment on Thursday itself.

Modi was quick enough to say that the people of Gujarat will answer Aiyar when they vote for assembly elections on December 9 and 14. In our hearts we do not have this mindset and want to congratulate them for theirs.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Friday said he would accept any punishment if the party suffers damage in the Gujarat polls because of his "neech aadmi" comments.

Congress also issued a show cause notice to him for calling PM Modi a "Neech Aadmi".

To this end, Aiyar said he had never called the prime minister a "Chaiwala", adding, "You can go on the internet and check all the videos". Modi also took a swipe at Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi and his declaration of being a Shiva devotee, when he snapped that some parties talked more of "Baba Bhole" (Shiva) than Babasaheb (Ambedkar). Earlier, during 2014 Lok Sabha polls, he had called Modi a "Chai wala", and the BJP had taken advantage of the controversy by terming it "insult of poor".

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