Sonia must apologise for 'sadak ka gunda' statement, says enraged BJP

Sandeep Dikshit's statements on Army Chief wrong says Rahul Gandhi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday described party leader Sandeep Dikshit's comments likening Army Chief Bipin Rawat to a "goon on the street" as "absolutely wrong", reported PTI.

"I think there is a need for self restrain as far as chief of our army is concerned", she added.

"It is a sin to say or do anything which directly or indirectly tends to denigrate and lower the morale of Indian Army", Singh told ANI.

"People should not make any comments against the Army chief". Is that a language a senior politician uses against our Army Chief? The BJP has been demanding the INC chief Sonia Gandhi expel this man from the Congress Party as such statements are hurtful and will be 'democratically rejected 'according to the BJP. There is a clear pattern in the comments emanating from the Congress Party. "Where is the public outrage for such a comment from the president of the ruling party?", she asked.

The Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, while speaking in Bengaluru, also distanced from Dikshit's statement, saying that the political leaders should not comment on the Army chief.




Now women are allowed in a number of select areas including in medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings of the Indian Army but combat roles are kept off limit for them due to operational concerns and logistical issues. Karat said Sandeep Dikshit tendered an apology and the matter should end now.

Sitharaman also referred to Rahul Gandhi's "khoon ki dalali" barb at Prime Minister Narendra Modi previous year. "So I apologise for it and withdraw my statement", he said.

Dikshi had said, "It is expected that Pakistan will make such statements. The Congress should clarify its stand on remarks against the Indian Army".

"I dub the statement as wrong".

Earlier, General Rawat while expressing the Indian Army's preparedness to counter both external and internal threats of the country had said that the latter was fully ready for a "two and a half front war". Under severe fire, Dikshit retracted his remarks and apologised through a tweet. "If some words have been used for its chief, it is unfortunate".

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