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Ready for any punishment if Cong suffers in Guj polls because

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, suspended from the party for making derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Modi, today said he would accept any punishment if the party suffers damage in the polls because of his comments.

Aiyar, who was suspended yesterday, said the party had given him a lot and there was no future for without the party.

"If the suffers any damage in the polls because of my comments, then whatever punishment the party deems fit I will accept it," he said on the sidelines of an seminar here.

"The has given me a lot. There is no future for if there is no Congress," he said.

The disciplinary action against the senior leader came after he called the prime minister a "neech kism ka aadmi" (vile sort of man).

goes to polls tomorrow for the first phase of the elections. The second phase is on December 14.

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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 14:25 IST