Aiyar suspended over ‘neech remark’ against PM Modi

Aiyar suspended over 'neech remark' against PM Modi
Aiyar suspended over 'neech remark' against PM Modi

New Delhi: In a damage-control move, the Congress on Thursday night suspended senior party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar from its primary membership and slapped a show cause notice on him for his “neech” remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which has mushroomed into a massive controversy just ahead of the Gujarat polls.

Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala broke the news through a tweet.

“The Congress party has suspended Mani Shankar Aiyar from party’s primary membership and issued him a show-cause notice,” Surjewala said.

“This is Congress party’s Gandhiwaad and sense of respect towards its rivals. Can Modiji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) ever show such conviction?” he added.

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