BJP's National Spokesperson GVL Narasimha on Tuesday attacked the Congress' Mani Shankar Aiyar for repeating and justifying his comment from 2017 in a column for a news portalwhere he said that his 'Neech' comment against PM Narendra Modi was 'prophetic'.
"This is the arrogance of the party that refuses to go away. Aiyar feels slighted as he has not got attraction that Sam Pitroda and Navjot Singh Sidhu have got. He is back to using abusive language against the PM Narendra Modi. The people of India have given repeated lessons to the party but they take revenge by hurling abuses and indulging in lowly politics. We certainly want an apology from the party for nonsensical commentary on the national security achievements of this government and for making personal accuses in Congress party's campaign. We will not let go of this as they are throwing abuses on a daily basis," he said.
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In the article, Aiyar reiterated the comment and justified the 'Neech' remark while writing, “What would be a fitting end to the most foul-mouthed prime minister this country has seen or is likely to see. Remember how I described him on 7 December 2017? Was I not prophetic?”
On December 7, 2017, Aiyar’s highly controversial ‘Neech’ remark against Prime Minister which labelled Narendra Modi as "neech kisam ka aadmi" changed the Gujarat assembly election. Aiyar had said, ‘Mujhko lagta hai ki ye aadmi bahut neech kisam ka aadmi hai, isme koi sabhyata nahi hai, or aise mauke par is kisam ki gandi rajniti karne ki kya avashyakta hai?’ which translates to: "I feel that this man (PM Modi) is a very lowly and degenerate person. On an occasion like this, what is the need for this dirty politics?"