Rahul Gandhi revokes suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyar

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday revoked the suspension of former Rajya Sabha MP and senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar from party’s primary membership.

In an official release, AICC general secretary Ashok Gehlot said the “Congress president has approved the recommendation of the Central Disciplinary Committee of AICC for revocation of suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyar from the primary membership of the Congress party with immediate effect.”

Aiyar was suspended in December last year from the party after he had reportedly called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “neech aadmi” (vile man).

The Senior Congress leader expressed regret for his comments later.