Away from prime time news and its fulminating anchors, news that Aiyar called PM Modi a ‘neech aadmi’ (low life) has finally reached Chhapi
Chinmaya Gharekhan, a former special envoy of the Prime Minister on west Asia from 2005 to 2009, said: “I can say that there was absolutely no mention, let alone discussion, of Gujarat or any other domestic political issue, Indian or Pakistani.”
The Law Minister was retorting to Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal’s remarks, who said India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate and win polls on own strength
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The Minister of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate and “win victories on its own strength.”
Attacking Congeress, Uma Bharti said, if the party really practices ethics, it should first expel Sonia Gandhi for her remarks against Modi. “During the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, Sonia had allegedly termed Modi as ‘Maut Ka Saudagar’.”
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said almost all sections of the society were worried.
Aiyar, on Thursday, called Prime Minister Modi a “neech aadmi” (vile man) who does “dirty politics” after the latter targeted the Congress saying that parties seeking votes in BR Ambedkar’s name tried to erase his contribution to nation building the party.
PM Narendra Modi said: “We have to give them (Congress) a reply via the medium of election. In a democracy, the ballot box is the best way to teach them a good lesson and the best way to give them an answer.”
Aiyar later appeared before reporters and said, “Do I apologise about the word ‘low’? No. Do I apologise about the translation which says low-born? Absolutely yes.” He claimed he did not use the word in the context of caste.
“Today’s attack on the PM seems to be an ultimate act of frustration in view of the impending defeat of the Congress in Gujarat”
Congress communications incharge Randeep Surjewala said the action showed the party’s ‘Gandhian leadership’ and respect for its rival
“I do not appreciate the tone and language used by Mr Mani Shankar Aiyer to address the PM. Both the Congress and I expect him to apologise for what he said,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
Taking a dig at Congress, PM Narendra Modi, after inaugurating the Ambedkar International Centre, said parties seeking votes in Ambedkar’s name tried to erase his contribution
Without backing up Jairam Ramesh directly, Manish Shankar Aiyar on Thursday said the Congress needed to focus on new ideas and strategies.