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Adityanath slams Aiyar over 'neech' remark, warns Congress of Gujarat polls

ANI  |  Anand (Gujarat) [India] 

Chief Minister condemned leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'neech' (low-minded) remark against Prime Minister Modi adding that people of would teach the party a lesson in upcoming

Talking to media, Adityanath on Thursday said, "Mani Shankar Aiyar's remark is shameful and unfortunate. We condemn it. Using such words for the Prime Minister is an insult of and its people. party must apologise or people of will teach them a lesson in upcoming "

Aiyar, earlier in the day, referred to Prime Minister Modi as a "neech aadmi" after the latter, at the inauguration of the Ambedkar International Centre, accused of undermining the father of the Indian Constitution.

"This person is a 'neech aadmi'. He is not civilised and at a time like this (elections), there is no need to practise such dirty politics," Aiyar told ANI.

However, Aiyar later clarified that the 'neech gaffe' happened due to his poor understanding of Hindi language.

Soon after his remark, the suspended him from the primary membership of the party and also issued a show cause notice to him.

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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 04:45 IST
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