NEW DELHI: In a resounding rejoinder to Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar calling him “neech aadmi”,+ Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that remarks of this ilk were indicative of the Congress party’s “Mughlai mindset”.

Without referring to Aiyar by name, the Prime Minister bemoaned that a well-educated, high-ranking politician was resorting to language that was unbecoming in a democracy.

“Congress leaders are speaking in a language that is not acceptable in democracy. One Congress leader, who has studied in best institutions, served as a diplomat, was a Minister in Cabinet, he said Modi is ‘Neech.’ This is nothing but a Mughlai Mindset,” PM Modi said at a public rally in Gujarat, which goes to polls in two days.

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