Linking neech to caste, PM Modi says: Teach them a lesson on voting day

Picking up Congress veteran Mani Ravi Shankar Aiyar’s remarks calling him a “neech kisam Ka aadmi” and linking it to his caste, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used it extensively to focus on the Congress on Thursday, the last day of campaigning for the primary phase of the assembly elections in Gujarat. He told crowds that the remark was “an insult of Gujarat” and reflected the “Mughal mindset” of the Congress.

In a 50-minute speech at a public meeting in Limbayat in Surat, Modi referred to Aiyar’s neech word twenty times and repeatedly urged individuals to respond and “teach them a good lesson” via the ballot for using such a word against the “son of Gujarat”. “Their senior, learned and extremely qualified leader Mani Ravi Shankar Aiyar, who additionally held an important post in the then Dr Manmohan Singh government, aforesaid ‘Aa Modi to neech jaati no che, Aa Modi to neech che. Mara bhaio, aa apmaan Gujarat nu chhe ke nahi, aa apmaan bharattion Ni Mahan parampara nu chhe ke nahi? Aa to Mughali mansikta che ke unchh 1 neech na sanskar samaj ma nakhya chhe (This Modi belongs to a neech (low) caste, this Modi is a neech. My brothers, is this or is this not an insult of Gujarat? is this not an insult of the good Indian tradition? it’s their Mughal mentality that has created them introduce the the upper-lower category culture),” Modi same of the Congress.

“Nobody ought to respond with words or a tweets to people who have used such a word for me. What they need aforesaid is up to them. Those pained by such a mentality and wish to take revenge, show it on vote day, on Dec 9 and Dec 14 which can be a appropriate reply to the neech insult. even if you call me neech, and even if they call me of a neech caste, i would like to request you, nobody ought to lose temper, cross limits or use unhealthy words.”

“Maintain dignity publically life that is the BJP culture. and we have to show them that. we’ve to give them a reply via the medium of election. in a democracy, the ballot box is the best way to teach them a decent lesson and the best thanks to offer them a solution. You (Congress) have referred to as donkey and gandi naali na keeda. we’ll stick with our culture, we’ll live like this. The individuals of Gujarat can take revenge. On December 18, on Poll result day, the solution are going to be given for mistreatment such a word against the son of Gujarat,” he said.

“This isn’t the primary time they have abused me. I even have been through this earlier as Chief Minister once they called me Maut Ka Saudagar. They conspired to send us to jail, and tried to send our government members to jail. in the last 3 years that I have been in Delhi, I have not taken revenge. I have not lost my way, and we can ne’er adopt that method. we’ll work on public values, which is our duty,” he said.

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“In our country, the Mughlai culture was specified in a village, if an individual were to wear sensible, pressed garments or a groom sat on horseback, the Mughals wouldn’t be able to bear the sight. This was because of the mentality of the Mughal sultanate that saw others as inferior. I was CM of Gujarat for 14 years. I ne’er did anything unhealthy that made individuals of Gujarat hang their heads in shame. Did I do anything neech throughout my tenure as Chief Minister? The Congress party has realized that defeat is inevitable and they have lost mental balance… If i’m from a neech caste, I feel proud because I will do good work for society.”

Aiyar’s remark and Modi’s response triggered a series of sharp reactions from BJP leaders. whereas party chief Amit Shah aforesaid it mirrored the “culture” of the Congress, minister of finance Arun Jaitley aforesaid it was a “deliberate casteist statement”. In a tweet, Shah listed “phrases” utilized by the Congress against Modi in the past. “Yamraj, Maut Ka Saudagar, Monkey, rabies Victim, Ravan, Gandi Nali Ka Keeda, Virus, Gangu Teli, Goon, Bhasmasur . no one knows how many times have Congress leaders used this type of language against Modi in the past. Years have passed, however there has been no amendment in its culture,” he tweeted.

Maintaining that he was neither “shocked nor surprised” by Aiyar’s remark, Shah said: “This is the culture of the Congress Party. individuals of Gujarat can penalize anti-poor, anti-Dalit, anti-Tribal and anti-OBC Congress.” Slamming Aiyar, Jaitley said his neech remark against the Prime Minister “displays a mentality that just one elite family are often a ruler and the rest are only the neech.” In another tweet, Jaitley said: “The Congress party has challenged the weaker and backward sections of India by calling the Prime Minister as neech. The strength of India’s democracy will be displayed when an individual of humble background politically defeats the dynasty and its representatives.”

Neither shocked nor stunned by Mani Ravi Shankar Aiyar’s pertaining to PM as ‘Neech.’ this is the culture of the Congress Party. individuals of Gujarat can penalize anti-poor, anti-Dalit, anti-Tribal and anti-OBC Congress.

The BJP dismissed the Congress move to suspend Aiyar. “Mani Ravi Shankar Aiyar’s ‘Neech’-attack on Prime Minister- a deliberate casteist statement, a convenient apology, a strategic suspension. individuals ought to see through this game,” Jaitley tweeted. Union Minister Shankar Prasad, who was in Ahmedabad, alleged that Aiyar had Rahul Gandhi’s “approval” to use such derogatory language. consistent with him, Aiyar targeted Modi as a result of the latter had questioned the delayed conferring of India Ratna on Babasaheb Ambedkar and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

“Modi was targeted by Aiyar because he had questioned why Dr B R Ambedkar was given India Ratna in 1990 when he had died in 1956,” Prasad same. “This is that the structure conceitedness of the Congress, as they may not digest the fact that the son of a poor tea-seller has become the Prime Minister. What Aiyar aforesaid is an insult to all the poor and downtrodden voters of Gujarat and of this country.”

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