The Congress Party has challenged the weaker and backward sections of India by calling the Prime Minister as 'Neech... https://t.co/4ojwMZE7mf — Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) 1512646229000Mani Shankar Aiyer's 'Neech' remark against the Prime Minister displays a mindset that only one elite family can be... https://t.co/w2U3VseNfr — Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) 1512646291000NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today lashed out at Mani Shankar Aiyar for his "neech" remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi , saying it displays the mindset that "only one elite family" can rule this country.Aiyar earlier today called Modi a "neech aadmi" (vile man) who does "dirty politics" after the prime minister targeted the Congress saying that parties seeking votes in B R Ambedkar's name tried to erase his contribution to nation building the party.Reacting to Aiyar's remark, Jaitley said the Congress party has challenged the weaker and backward sections of India by calling the prime minister 'neech'. "The strength of India's democracy will be displayed when a person of humble background politically defeats the dynasty and its representatives," the finance minister said in a tweet.In another tweet, Jaitley said: "Mani Shankar Aiyar's 'Neech' remark against the Prime Minister displays a mindset that only one elite family can be a ruler and the rest are only the 'Neech'. "Earlier, Aiyar claimed that it was the country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru who recognized Ambedkar's potential. "What is the need for doing dirty politics on such an occasion?" he asked after the prime minister attacked the Congress while inaugurating the Ambedkar International Centre that was conceived 23 years ago.


Source:   Times of India
December 07, 2017 12:45 UTC