Cong. suspends Aiyar for remark on Modi
Later in the evening, speaking at a rally in Surat, the Prime Minister lashed out at the Congress and Mr. Aiyar, saying the comments are a sign of “Mughlai Mindset.” “This Mughlai Mindset sees everyone but princes as
What all have they called us, donkeys,
(low-life, sewage-slugs)… the people of Gujarat will give a fitting answer to such deplorable language,” he said. “They can call me
yes I am from the poor section of society and will spend every moment of my life to work for the poor, Dalits, tribals and OBC communities. They can keep their language, we will do our work,” he added.
He also invoked
‘neech’. gandi nali ke keede “neech”, neech,
the comment made by Congress president Sonia Gandhi dur-
“Maut Ka Saudagar”
ing the 2012 Gujarat campaign, saying that it is not the first time the Congress has insulted him.
Expressing regret, Mr. Aiyar said that not being a native Hindi speaker, he unintentionally ended up using the wrong word when actually he meant “low level.”
‘neech’, “Neech “neech” ‘Never meant caste’
“I meant low level when I said I think in English when I speak in Hindi as Hindi is not my mother tongue. So it has some other meaning. Then I apologise,” he said. He added that he never meant to attack the Prime Minister’s caste.
word can have different interpretations. My intention was never to talk of PM’s caste. I apologise if it also has a caste meaning,” he added.