New Delhi, Dec 7: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar is one leader who refuses to learn from his mistakes. After the 2014 ‘chaiwala’ dig and the recent Aurangzeb jibe backfired, the veteran leader on Thursday stoked a fresh controversy making yet another personal remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also Read - First Priority To Strengthen Grassroots Democracy In J&K, Says PM Modi After Meeting With 14 Leaders
Accusing PM Modi of playing “dirty politics”, Aiyar called him a “neech aadmi (low life)”. 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?” (This man is a low-life person. He has no culture, standard. What was the need to practise such dirty politics?),” Aiyar said referring to PM Modi’s taunt targeting Rahul Gandhi earlier in the day. Also Read - PM Modi-J&K Leaders Meet Concludes, Centre Assures Help For Future, Betterment of UT | Top Developments
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While inaugurating the Ambedkar International Centre in the national capital, PM Modi had mocked Rahul Gandh over his comment that he was Shiv bhakt (devotee) and said some parties talked more of Baba Bhole (Lord Shiva) than Babasaheb. (Also Read: Rahul Gandhi Wants Mani Shankar Aiyar to Apologise For ‘Neech’ Remark Against PM Modi)
“Jo rajnaetik dal Babasaheb ka naam leke vote maangte hain, unhe to shayad ye pata bhi nahin hoga. Khair unhe aaj kal Baba Saheb nahin, Baba bholey zara zyada yaad aa rahe hain (The parties which ask for votes in the name of Babasaheb, they don’t know…. Well these days not Baba Saheb, they are seeing Baba Bholey more),” Modi said. (Also Read: Rahul Gandhi Says His Family is Devotee of Lord Shiva, Blames BJP For Somnath Temple Controversy)
Aiyar’s ‘chaiwala’ jibe against Narendra Modi in 2014 worked in favour of the BJP which portrayed the Congress as an elitist party. “If he (Modi) wants, he can come and sell tea here at the All India Congress Committee meet,” Aiyar had said in 2014.