After Mani Shankar Aiyar's triumphant 'prophecy' justification of his infamous 2017 'Neech' attack against PM Narendra Modi, the Congress leader has refused to apologise over the statement.
Writing for a news portal, Aiyar had repeated his 2017 'Neech' comment against PM Modi and justified it: “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?”
Refusing to back down, he defended his 'Neech' comment and did not apologise. Playing the victim card, he has said that he has been targeted by the media.
"Learnt language of politics under Nehru. We need to bring back Nehru era. I was to give example of Vajpayee ji, Nehru said he can come to power. He can take my place. Panditji praised Vajpayeeji, he should meet global leaders. Today, the Prime Minister can't think like Nehru ji. Meet me after 10 days, I will smile once the government changes. I don't need to give any clarification on my statement I've been a victim of media trial, I'm careful now..."
"In December 2017, I have given an interview in which I said a word but another word which I never said is being clubbed together and Modi ji had attacked on me several times.
"I have been targeted earlier and have suffered. You guys are like bees. After destroying me, you'll go elsewhere. 'Main ullu hoon par itna bada nahi, won't fall in your (media) trap. Read my article, don't quote selectively. Anything I say is always misused because there are people who hate me. They hate me because I tell the truth. After 23rd, this kind of politics will end, we need to bring back Nehru era."