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Mani Shankar Aiyar's comments on Modi are his personal opinion: Congress

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Tuesday distanced itself from the remarks of its leader Aiyar on saying it is his personal opinion, even as the party accused the of lowering the dignity of his office.

said his party is not on the back foot regarding Aiyar's remarks, instead it should be who should be ashamed for his remarks on former and

"Aiyar's remarks are his own as stated by him in his article. The is neither on the back foot nor ashamed of his remarks. It's the PM who should be ashamed for lowering the dignity of the office he occupies by making disparaging remarks against former PM and former Congress

"The PM should apologise to the country for the abusive language that he has used," Shergill said, referring to recently saying Rajiv Gandhi's life ended as 'Bhrashtachari No 1' (corrupt number 1).

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

Aiyar called Modi the most "foul-mouthed" prime minister the country has seen.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 15:57 IST