Continuing his attack on Mani Shankar Aiyar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday alleged that the suspended Congress party leader had gone to Pakistan after the NDA came to power where he had said that if Modi is not removed India-Pakistan ties cannot improve. “Why did he go to Pakistan? To give my ‘supari’? (contract killing),” he asked.
The Prime Minister, who was in Banaskantha to campaign for his BJP party for the 14th state assembly elections, said: “On Thursday Mani Shankar Aiyar made a statement. I ask the audience, Was it an insult to me or you?” Modi asked the audience the question seven or eight times. “Should this insult be punished or not?”, he continued.
On Thursday, Aiyar called Modi a “bahut neech kisam ka aadmi” who is practising “dirty politics”, triggering a storm. The Congress suspended him for the remarks.
Modi said: “This Mani Shankar Aiyar after I became the Prime Minister, went to Pakistan and talked with the people there and said that now there is this Narendra Modi, unless you remove him India-Pakistan relationship cannot improve. I ask you, Why did he go to Pakistan? To give ‘supari’ of Modi?.”