The "neech" remark politics doesn't seems to be ending. As the Congress party continues to fire fight the damage caused by Mani Shankar Aiyar's derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, its leaders are leaving no stone unturned to throw the same dirt on BJP as well.
After Congress suspended its senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, Sanjay Nirupam has filed a complaint against BJP Spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao for making derogatory remarks against Rahul Gandhi.
While a battery of party leaders are busy distancing itself from the rant, some went on the offensive, seeking action against BJP leaders for similar derogatory rants.
On Friday, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam lodged a complaint with Mumbai police, demanding action against BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao for dubbing Rahul Gandhi a "Babar Bhakt" and a "Kin of Khilji".
Rao tweeted, "Rahul Gandhi has teamed up with Owaisis, Jilanis to oppose Ram temple in Ayodhya. Rahul Gandhi is certainly a "Babar Bhakt" and a "Kin of Khilji". Babar destroyed Ram temple and Khilji plundered Somnath. Nehru dynasty sided with both Islamic invaders. Travesty and Perversity of dynasty!".
"I have come here today to demand that an FIR be lodged against GVL Narasimha Rao because as per IT Act 2000 Section 66A, he has posted a tweet which is completely incorrect, libellous, malicious and with the intent to create enmity and hatred amongst communities," Nirupam told reporters outside the Versova Police Staion in Suburban Mumbai.
And it was not only the Congress that compared Aiyar's tirade against similar statements made by BJP. The Congress found a surprise support from BJP's ally Shiv Sena, that dared the BJP to take similar action against its motor mouth leaders like the Congress has done.
"The Congress party has shown courage to take action against Mani Shankar Aiyar. I think now it's BJP's turn to show the same courage to take action against leaders who have been calling Rahul Gandhi a 'Pappu' or 'Khilji Ki Aulad'," Shiv Sena Spokesperson Manisha Kayande told India Today.
On the backdrop of Gujarat polls, Mani Shankar Aiyar's rant has heated up the Political war of words. But it seems, once the first phase of Gujarat polls is over, this controversy too will die down.