Suspended from the party for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a neech aadmi during Gujarat poll campaign, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar was unresponsive on Friday when a reporter asked him a question over Gujarat elections. Aiyar, who was in Kolkata, ignored the poser by a reporter and kept reading a newspaper, even after the question was repeated.
Both Congress and BJP engaged in a political slug fest after he called the prime minister a ‘neech aadmi’ (low born). Aiyar was also criticised by his own party for the inappropriate adjective for the prime minister. He had to face a flak from across party lines for allegedly insulting the office of prime minister.