Congress suspends Aiyar from party over Modi 'neech' remark Dec 08, 2017 0 47 12345 IANSNew DelhiIn a damage-control move, the Congress on Thursday night suspended senior party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar from its primary membership and slapped a show cause notice on him for his"neech"remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which has mushroomed into a massive controversy just ahead of the Gujarat polls. Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala broke the news through a tweet."The Congress party has suspended Mani Shankar Aiyar from party's primary membership and issued him a show-cause notice,"Surjewala said."This is Congress party's Gandhiwaad and sense of respect towards its rivals. Can Modiji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) ever show such conviction?"he added. Earlier in the day, Aiyar has called Prime Minister a"neech aadmi"(despicable person) but apologised later when Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the Congress party does not endorse such language and expected Aiyar to apologise. Aiyar said that he could not understand the actual implications of the word"neech"when he used it as he is not a Hindi speaker. Condemning Aiyar's remarks, the BJP said his remark reeked of Congress'feudal arrogance and sycophancy. Modi gave the"neech"remark a casteist twist, telling a campaign rally in Gujarat that Aiyar had called him"neech jati"or from a low caste. Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Man burnt alive in Rajasthan for 'love jihad', accused held Dec 08, 2017 0 58 Kin of missing TN fishermen demand intensified search Dec 08, 2017 0 41 Kerala cyclone death toll hits 36 as 96 fishermen are still missing Dec 08, 2017 0 71 Govt stand over Jerusalem shows servility, says CPI-M IANS New Delhi The Indian government's refusal to denounce the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital"shows the extent of servility of the Modi regime"to Washington, the CPI-M said on .. Muslim bodies slam US policy shift on Jerusalem IANS New Delhi A number of prominent Muslim organisations, including the Jamat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH), on Thursday condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital .. RJD accepts Rahul's leadership to dislodge Modi govt, says Lalu IANS New Delhi RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday said his party has"certainly"accepted the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and will try to get all non-NDA parties together under the Congress banner to defeat Modi government ..