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Aiyar abuses reporters, calls PM 'coward'

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Aiyar Tuesday pushed aside a microphone, made fists and used an at reporters who questioned him about his neech jibe at

He also called the a coward.

Aiyar lost his temper at tv reporters who met him at the government guest house here and questioned him over an article he wrote, recalling a slur he directed at in 2017.

Don't you know there is a person in India, Haven't you heard about his sharp attacks. Go and ask him questions, he told them in Hindi.

No, He doesn't talk to you as he is a coward. He doesn't talk to the media, he said.

Then he raised his arms, waiving them about in an apparent imitation of Modi.

He also made a fist at the reporters and pushed away a microphone. You won't ask me any question, he warned one of them.

He then used an in English, while asking them to leave.

With another set of reporters during the day, Aiyar was calmer.

He said it was just one line in his article and he will not get involved in media's "games".

"I am a fool, but not such a big fool," he said.

Referring to Modi in his article in Rising and The Print, Aiyar wrote, "Remember how I described him on 7 December 2017? Was I not prophetic?"

In 2017, the former Union had called Modi "neech aadmi" following which he was suspended from the party.

This time too, the has condemned the remarks in the article.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 23:41 IST
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