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Congress revokes Mani Shankar Aiyar’s suspension

By Deepika

New Delhi, Aug 18: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday revoked the suspension of senior party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar from the primary membership of the party.

Mani Shankar Aiyar

In the press release issued by the INC, it said that the Congress president had approved the recommendation of the Central Disciplinary Committee of AICC for revoking the suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyar from the primary membership with immediate effect.

Aiyar was suspended from the primary membership of the party after he made a remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during election campaigning ahead of the Gujarat elections.

Congress suspends Mani Shankar Aiyar over Neech remark

The former MP had called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "neech kism ka aadmi" in reaction to Modi's speech at the inauguration of the Ambedkar International Centre, where he accused the Congress of systematically undermining Ambedkar's legacy.

Aiyar does not hold any post in the party but the Congress suspended his memerbership to "send a strong signal."

Aiyar apologises for Neech remark, says Hindi not his mother tongue

Though Aiyar had regretted his comments soon after, the Congress had suspended him from the primary membership of the party.

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