In a rally in Surat in Gujarat today, PM Modi had said Congress veteran Mani Shankar Aiyar had allegedly called him "neech".
A show cause notice has also been issued to Mani Shankar Aiyar by Congress over his remarks about PM Modi.
"Congress leaders are speaking in a language that is not acceptable in a democracy. One Congress leader, who has studied in best institutions, served as a diplomat, was a Minister in Cabinet, said Modi is 'Neech.' This is insulting. This is nothing but a Mughalai mindset," PM Modi had said at an election rally in Gujarat.
BJP and PM routinely use filthy language to attack the Congress party. The Congress has a different culture and heritage. I do not appreciate the tone and language used by Mr Mani Shankar Aiyer to address the PM. Both the Congress and I expect him to apologise for what he said.