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Ready for any punishment from party for remarks: Aiyar

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Suspended leader on Friday said he was ready to accept any punishment from the party for his "neech aadmi" remark against Prime Minister Modi and added that he is "saddened" if it has done any damage to the party, ahead of the polls.

"If any damage has been done to because of what I said, then I am saddened. I am ready to accept any punishment that the party wants to give me," said Aiyar.

"I did not have any such intention," he added.

On Thursday, Aiyar triggered a major storm calling Modi a "neech aadmi" (base), which the Prime Minister gave a caste angle, telling an election rally in that describing him as "neech jaati" (low born) was an insult to Gujaratis who will vote out the in the assembly elections

In a damage-control move, the on Thursday night suspended the senior party leader from its primary membership and slapped a show cause notice on him for his "neech" remark, which has mushroomed into a massive controversy just ahead of the polls.



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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 17:14 IST