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Ready for any punishment if Cong suffers in Guj polls due to

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A day after being suspended from the Congress, today said he would accept any punishment if the party suffers damage in the polls due to his "neech aadmi" remark against Prime Minister Modi.

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

"If the has suffered any damage because of what I have said, then I deeply regret it," he told reporters on the sidelines of an seminar.

"Aur agar party ko mein kuchh bhi nuksan hota hai, to jo bhi uchit dand party dena chahe wo de sakte hain (And if the suffers any damage in the polls due to my comments, then I will accept whatever punishment the party deems fit)," he said.

The senior party leader also asserted that the party was doing well in under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.

The last night suspended Aiyar from the primary membership of the party after he set off a firestorm by calling the prime minister "neech kism ka aadmi" (a lowly sort of person), remarks fraught with adverse consequences for the party in poll-bound

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

Aiyar's ill-timed comment came after Modi accused the of seeking votes in B R Ambedkar's name but trying to erase his contribution to nation building.

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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 16:55 IST