Mani Shankar Aiyar apologises for ‘Neech’ remark to Modi after Rahul Gandhi condemns |Oneindia News
Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday apologised for Neech remark and said that Hindi is not his mother tongue. Clarifying his remarks, Aiyar said: “I never meant low born. In English there is a clear distinction between low and low-born. The meaning that Modi is drawing out of this is not my concern.”
He also said,”I never called Mr. Modi a ‘Chaiwala’, you can go on the internet and check all the videos.”
His remarks came after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi pointed out that the language used by Aiyar was contrary to the ‘culture and heritage’ of the party. He further said that the party expects Aiyar to apologise for what he said.
BJP and PM routinely use filthy language to attack the Congress party. The Congress has a different culture and heritage. I do not appreciate the tone and language used by Mr Mani Shankar Aiyer to address the PM. Both the Congress and I expect him to apologise for what he said.