New Delhi: As senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar justified his ‘neech aadmi’ slur against Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister attacked Opposition and said he consider their ‘abuses’ as a gift. Speaking at a public gathering in Bihar’s Buxar, Modi stated that Opposition leaders will get a befitting reply after May 23, when the results of Lok Sabha elections 2019 will be declared.

“Going by the response of people in the six phases of elections, Opposition’s anger has touched the seventh heaven They are trying to draw satisfaction from hurling abuses. Not a single day has passed when these ‘mahamilavatis’ have not abused me. I consider their abuses as a gift. I will not reply to them. People will give befitting reply them through their votes,”PM Modi asserted while addressing an election rally in Bihar.

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Notably, Aiyar was back in the news on Tuesday with an article justifying his “neech” jibe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi two years ago, prompting the BJP to call him “abuser-in-chief” and his party arrogant. Aiyar also called Modi the most “foul-mouthed” prime minister the country has seen.

However, the grand old party distanced itself from Aiyar’s remark. Earlier in the day, Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said his party is not on the back foot regarding Aiyar’s remarks. Instead, it should be Modi who should be ashamed for his remarks on former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, he said.

“Mani Shankar Aiyar’s remarks are his own as stated by him in his article. The Congress 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 prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Referring to Modi’s recent ‘Bhrashtachari No 1’ (corrupt number 1) jibe on Rajiv Gandhi, Shergill further stated, “The PM should apologise to the country for the abusive language that he has used.”