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Mani Shankar Aiyar justifiies 'neech' jibe against PM, BJP takes strong note

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

was back in the on Tuesday with an article justifying his "neech" jibe against two years ago, prompting the BJP to call him "abuser-in-chief" and his party arrogant.

In an article, written for Rising Kashmir, Aiyar also slammed Modi on a series of issues and asked, "Remember how I described him on 7 December 2017? Was I not prophetic?"

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

BJP G V L put out a tweet saying "Abuser-in-chief' Aiyar" had returned to justify his 2017 'Neech' jibe.

"... Aiyar then apologized & hid behind poor Hindi excuse. Now he says he was prophetic. Congr revoked his suspension last year for filthy outburst.Double speak & arrogance of @INCIndia on display again!" he said.

Reacting to the article, which triggered a fresh political row, BJP's IT referred to Sam Pitroda, in the spotlight for his "hua to hua" remark on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

"Upset that was getting all the attention, the irrepressible pulls Pitroda's foot out of his mouth and puts it in his...Reiterates and justifies his Neech' comment for PM!" he said on

Justifying his "neech" comment made in 2017, Aiyar said in his article, "Modi will, in any case, be ousted by the people of on 23 May. That would be a fitting end to the most foul-mouthed this country has seen or is likely to see.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 12:06 IST