Mani Shankar confesses: Ready to face any punishment Congress gives me

New Delhi, Dec 8: Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has finally realised what harm he has done to the party with hi 'neech' comment on PM Modi. The BJP is smart enough to turn his comment against BJP in poll frenzy Gujarat by equating the term 'neech' with the Dalits. He said, " If any damage has been done to Congress because of what I said or did then I am saddened by it. I had no such intention. I am ready to accept any punishment that the Congress party wants to give me.

Even Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today lashed out at Mani Shankar Aiyer 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'.