Mani Shankar Aiyar and the Tale of Two Prime Ministers

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Mani Shankar Aiyar and the Tale of Two Prime Ministers

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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ani Shankar Aiyar, long-serving member of the Congress party must have been really disappointed last evening when he was suspended from the party. The reason for the Congress disassociating itself from Aiyar faster than a Rahul Gandhi video from 2014, was his loose-lipped comment calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “neech kism ka aadmi”. A stupid remark, but also reminiscent of a saas berating her long-suffering bahu on a TV soap opera.

This opened up a Pandora’s Box for Aiyar, with Modiji clapping back and Congress party president RaGa demanding Aiyar issue an apology.

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