BHABHAR (GUJ): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar of giving ‘supari’ (contract) while on a visit to Pakistan to get him “removed” from the way to ensure peace between India and the neighbouring country.
Targeting the diplomat-turned politician for the second time in two days after the Congress leader’s ‘neech aadmi’(lowly person) jibe at him yesterday, Modi also alleged that the Congress tried to suppress this episode and did not take any action against Aiyar.
Attacking the Congress over its work culture, Modi alleged that the party believes in–’atkana’ (to stall) ‘latkana’ (to keep the issue hanging) and ‘bhatkana’ (to divert an issue).
The prime minister’s remarks come a day after Aiyar set off a political firestorm when he called Modi a “neech kism ka aadmi”. The Congress yesterday suspended Aiyar from the primary membership of the party and issued him a show cause notice for his remarks.
“Shriman Mani Shankar Aiyar…you know what he did?” Modi asked a gathering of people in this small town of Banaskantha district in North Gujarat.
“He gave this ‘gaali’ (abuse) to me or you? Did he abuse me or Gujarat? Did he abuse the cultured society of India or me?” Modi asked.
“Let us not talk about that abuse, as people of Gujarat will look into it and give a reply and they (Congress) will know the result on December 18,” he said.