Cong. sus­pends Ai­yar for re­mark on Modi

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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.

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