1. Mani Shankar Aiyar’s suspension strategic, people should see through this game, says Arun Jaitley

Mani Shankar Aiyar’s suspension strategic, people should see through this game, says Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley termed Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'Neech' remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi today as a "deliberate casteist statement", said his suspension from the party was "strategic" and urged people to see through "this game".

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 8, 2017 10:03 AM
Mani Shankar Aiyar, Arun Jaitley, Narendra Modi, B R Ambedkar, Ambedkar International Centre, Ambedkar International Centre, india, finance minister Reacting to Aiyar’s remark, Jaitley said the Congress party has challenged the weaker and backward sections of India by calling the prime minister ‘neech’. (PTI)

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley termed Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s ‘Neech’ remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi today as a “deliberate casteist statement”, said his suspension from the party was “strategic” and urged people to see through “this game”. “Mani Shankar Aiyer’s ‘Neech’ attack on Prime Minister– a deliberate casteist statement, a convenient apology, a strategic suspension. People should see through this game,” Jaitley tweeted. Jaitley lashed out at Aiyar, saying his remark displays the mindset that “only one elite family” can rule this country. Aiyar earlier today called Modi a “neech aadmi” (vile man) who does “dirty politics” after the prime minister targeted the Congress saying that parties seeking votes in B R Ambedkar’s name tried to erase his contribution to nation building the party. Reacting to Aiyar’s remark, Jaitley said the Congress party has challenged the weaker and backward sections of India by calling the prime minister ‘neech’.

“The strength of India’s democracy will be displayed when a person of humble background politically defeats the dynasty and its representatives,” the finance minister said in a tweet. In another tweet, Jaitley said, “Mani Shankar Aiyer’s ‘Neech’ remark against the prime minister displays a mindset that only one elite family can be a ruler and the rest are only the ‘Neech’.”

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Earlier, Aiyar claimed that it was the country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru who recognised Ambedkar’s potential. “What is the need for doing dirty politics on such an occasion?” he asked after the prime minister attacked the Congress while inaugurating the Ambedkar International Centre that was conceived 23 years ago. The Congress tonight suspended Aiyar from the primary membership of the party and issued him a show-cause notice for his remark.

  1. Satender Kumar Arora
    Dec 8, 2017 at 10:54 am
    If Congress is so much serious and against Mani Shankar Aiyar in having made such remarks against the Prime Minister of the Country and indirectly also insulting the minority community, why Congress has only suspended him and not expelled him from the party. In fact, Congress knows that suspension can be revoked after some time by giving some explanation. The Congress at this time has become desperate and they are eyeing defeat in Gujarat. Similarly Kaapil Sibal advocated for postponement of Ram Janam Bhoomi issue because they are understanding that the verdict is going in favor of Ran Janam Bhppmi Nayas. Congress persons are showing their mentality.
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      Poda De
      Dec 8, 2017 at 8:28 am
      Q : Sir, How can any Tommy in Congress attack straight Prime Minister with loose tongue of foul mouth ? A : In a leaderless party, it is free-for-all, that's all !
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