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Congress “Jewel” Mani Shankar Aiyar Justifies Neech Jibe Against PM Modi

Congress senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar justified his 2017 “neech aadmi” (scoundrel) comment against Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that his remark was prophetic.

In an article published by news agency The Print, Shankar slammed the Prime Minister for a “dirty election campaign”. He wrote, “Modi needs to be warned that he’s guilty of anti-national activity in trying to ride on sacrifices of Army & CRPF martyrs in a dirty election campaign.”

He went on to justify his remarks made against Narendra Modi citing comments made by the Prime Minister in election rallies and interviews on Rajiv Gandhi, Balakot air strikes. He accused the Prime Minister of lying regarding his educational qualification he asked, “Why lie about one’s educational qualifications – or lack of them? Unless, of course, such lying is a compulsive psychological disorder.”

Aiyer went on to slam Mr. Modi for his theory on radars and clouds, “He [Modi] thumped his 56-inch chest and saw that heavy cloud cover was actually good for the Indian Air Force because Pakistani radar would not be able to penetrate thick black clouds. This is to insult our brave airmen.”

He said that Mr. Modi would be ousted on the 23rd of May, “That would be a fitting end to the most foul-mouthed prime minister this country has seen or is likely to see. Remember how I described him on 7 December 2017? Was I not prophetic?”

The Bharatiya Janata Party IT cell head Amit Malviya and BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra tweeted to hit out at the Congress leader.

Source : Various