Day after Narendra Modi slur, Manishankar Aiyar’s office attacked

Unidentified miscreants pelted stones at Aiyar's office in Mayiladuthurai, damaging some window panes, police said, adding security had been stepped up at the office.

Chennai | Published:January 18, 2014 7:59 pm
Aiyar's jibe against Modi instantly drew flak from various quarters including Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Aiyar’s jibe against Modi instantly drew flak from various quarters including Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

A day after controversial ‘tea vendor’ remarks were made against BJP’sPM candidate Narenda Modi by senior Congress leader Manishankar Aiyar, the former Union Minister’s office in his home town in Tamil Nadu was attacked by miscreants while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged protests against him.

Unidentified miscreants pelted stones at Aiyar’s office in Mayiladuthurai, damaging some window panes, police said, adding security had been stepped up at the office.

Aiyar, presently a Rajya Sabha member, had earlier been elected to the Lok Sabha from Mayiladuthurai constituency.

At the AICC meet in New Delhi yesterday, Aiyar had said, “I promise you in 21st Century Narendra Modi will never become the Prime Minister of the country… But if he wants to distribute tea here, we will find a place for him,” an apparent reference to his childhood days when he sold tea.

Aiyar’s jibe instantly drew flak from various quarters including Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

Around 50 BJP workers staged a ‘tea-selling’ demonstration outside TNCC headquarters Sathyamurthy Bhavan here, protesting against Aiyar’s remarks. They were later detained by police.

At Kumbakonam, BJP members held a demonstration near Head Post Office and condemned the remarks made by the Rajya Sabha MP.

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    gopal baldaniya
    Feb 27, 2014 at 6:48 am
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      gopal baldaniya
      Feb 27, 2014 at 6:48 am
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        gopal baldaniya
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          Ramakrishnarao Rebbapragada
          Jan 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm
          This is democracy BJP style.Mani Shankar Aiyar and Modi are a match for one another. Mani is madam's honourable servant and Modi the tomboy of RSS.
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            ketdab
            Jan 18, 2014 at 3:49 pm
            All tea vendors get to gather and do not vote for congress/Aiyer since they do not think you desrve any thing at all
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              KISHANSHARMA
              Mar 3, 2014 at 11:58 am
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                Mar 3, 2014 at 11:58 am
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                  Mar 3, 2014 at 11:58 am
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