Mani Shankar Aiyar after nearly two years revives “Neech” Controversy. The Congress leader has written an article for the Rising Kashmir, wherein he has justified his “Neech” jibe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi two years ago. Reacting to the article the BJP called Mani Shankar Aiyar abuser-in-chief and his party arrogant. Mani Shankar Aiyar denied giving an explanation on his article.
Mani Shankar Aiyar also hit back at PM Modi on a series of issues and asked, “Remember how I described him on 7 December 2017? Was I not prophetic?” Justifying his “Neech” comment, Mani Shankar Aiyar said in his article, “Modi will, in any case, be ousted by the people of India on 23 May. That would be a fitting end to the most foul-mouthed prime minister this country has seen or is likely to see.
It is remarkable that in 2017 during Gujarat assembly elections Mani Shankar Aiyar called Modi “Neech Aadmi.” After this comment Rahul Gandhi expressed regret and Mani Shankar Aiyar was suspended from the Congress party.
On the other hand, BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao said, “… Aiyar then apologized & hid behind poor Hindi excuse. Now he says he was prophetic. Congress revoked his suspension last year for the filthy outburst.
BJP’s IT Cell head Amit Malviya referred to Congress leader Sam Pitroda’s “Hua to hua” remark on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He said on Twitter, “Upset that Sam Pitroda was getting all the attention, the uncontrollable Mani Shankar Aiyar pulls Pitroda’s foot out of his mouth and…Reiterates and justifies his “Neech” comment for PM!”