Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Bhabhar town of Banskantha district in poll-bound Gujarat accused Mani Shankar Aiyar of offering a “Supari” on his head.
Targeting Aiyar for the second time in two days after his "neech aadmi" jibe at him, Modi said, “Mani Shankar Aiyar told people when he visited Pakistan- “remove Modi from the way. Did you go to Pakistan to offer a Supari on my head?”
Modi's allegation came just a day after Aiyar sparked a massive political controversy by calling PM Modi a "“neech kism ka aadmi”.
Both PM Modi and BJP were quick link the controversy with Gujarat elections. However, Rahul Gandhi interfered timely and not allowing the issue to escalate further rebuked Aiyar and asked him to apologise.
Later, acting strongly agianst Aiyar, Congress suspended him from party's primary membership and issued a show cause notice for using derogatory language against country's Prime Minister.
On Friday, Launching BJP's poll campaign for the second phase of Gujarat Assembly elections, Modi lashed out at Congress and said, “When there were floods in the region, Congress MLAs were "relaxing" in Bengaluru while "BJP leaders were helping people".
Modi further said the issue here is of Congress’ mentality and the party’s work culture means “atkana, latkana and bhatkana”.