Mani Shankara Aiyar justifies 'Neech Aadmi' remark on PM, calls it prophetic
New Delhi: Justifying his 'neech aadmi, remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Mani Shakar Aiyar said that the statement he made in 207 was prophetic.
In an article titled 'Modi's ouster on 23 May will be India's fitting reply to the most foul-mouthed PM' published in The Print, Congress's Mani Shankar Aiyar slammed the Prime Minister for a "dirty election campaign".
Justifying his remarks against Narendra Modi, Mani Shankar Aiyar cited comments made by the Prime Minister in election rallies and interviews on Rajiv Gandhi, Balakot air strikes.
Accusing the Prime Minister of lying regarding his educational qualification, Aiyar asked, "Why lie about one's educational qualifications - or lack of them? Unless, of course, such lying is a compulsive psychological disorder."
The Congress leader also slammed Modi for his "cloud cover helped Indian Air Force in Balakot".
"He [Modi] thumped his 56-inch chest and saw that heavy cloud cover was actually good for the Indian Air Force because Pakistani radar would not be able to penetrate thick black clouds. This is to insult our brave airmen," Aiyar wrote.
"Did Modi take his senior-most Air Force officers for fools that he could trot out such ridiculous unscientific rubbish before them? And were they so pusillanimous that they dared not correct such a vacuous Prime Minister?" Mani Shankar Aiyar asked.
On PM's remark that Rajiv Gandhi used INS Viraat as personal taxi, Mani Shankar Aiyar called Modi's comment against the former Prime Minister as another insult directed at senior officers of the Navy.
"If after four of the senior-most Naval officers have said so, does not decency demand that Modi withdraw the allegations he has made about Rajiv using the Indian Navy as a "personal taxi" to ferry "foreigners" to a holiday on one of the islands, Bangaram?" Aiyar said.
Saying that Modi was set to be ousted on May 23, Aiyar said, "That 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?"
BJP LASHES OUT AT MANI SHANKAR AIYAR
In response to Mani Shankar's comments against PM Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday hit out at the Congress leader.
"Upset that Sam Pitroda was getting all the attention, the irrepressible Mani Shankar Aiyar pulls Pitroda's foot out of his mouth and puts it in his... Reiterates and justifies his 'Neech' comment for PM!" tweeted BJP's Amit Malviya.
Sambit Patra also slammed the "jewel of the Gandhi family", and said, "Jewel of the Gandhi family too has contributed to the "Politics of Love" of Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha Eelctions2019 by defining His "Neech comment" on Modi ji as prophetic ..."
Calling Mani Shankar Aiyar 'abuser-in-chief', BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao said, "Aiyar returns to justify 2017 'Neech' jibe at @narendramodi Ji. Aiyar then apologised and hid behind poor Hindi excuse. Now he says he was prophetic. Congress revoked his suspension last year for filthy outburst. Double speak & arrogance of Congress display again!"
News Courtesy: India Today