Modi, campaigning in Gujarat ahead of the first phase of polling to the state assembly on Saturday, lost no time in terming Aiyar’s remark an “insult to Gujarat’s pride”. The Congress rushed into damage control mode and Aiyar apologised after being chastised by party vice president Rahul Gandhi. The BJP and Congress are locked in an intense battle for Gujarat, Modi’s home state, where the BJP has been in power for 22 years. “BJP and PM routinely use filthy language to attack the Congress party. Sensing the mood in the party, Aiyar relented, telling reporters, “I never meant low-born.
Source: Hindustan Times December 07, 2017 17:53 UTC