NEW DELHI: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's controversial 'neech' remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have been a conspiracy hatched with Pakistan, two BJP leaders have alleged.
The allegation is based on a meeting that supposedly took place at Aiyar's residence the evening before the remark, and included Pakistan High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood, former PM Manmohan Singh and former vice president Hamid Ansari.
BJP maverick leader Subramanian Swamy raised the matter in a tweet. "Did Pak Ambassador meet MS Aiyar and three other Congi leaders at MSA residence five days ago on Gujarat strategy? Palace coup in offing?" he tweeted.
However, it was BJP leader Ajay Aggarwal, who put more meat on the supposed skeleton. "On the (December) 6th evening, a meeting took place at Mani Shankar Aiyar's residence, where Pakistan envoy (Sohail Mahmood), former PM Manmohan Singh, Former VP Hamid Ansari and some Congress leaders were present. Heavy police deployment was there and the road was blocked," Aggarwal was quoted as saying, by news agency ANI.
"What transpired I don't know but the very next day he made the 'neech aadmi' comment for PM Narendra Modi. It may be for the polarisation of votes, their strategy, what conspired, the nation must come to know about it," he added.
Aggarwal is a senior lawyer who unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket...