Congress leader draws ire over 'sadak ka goonda' comment

Jonathan Hernandez
June 13, 2017

"'Sadak ka gunda'? Is that the language a senior politician uses against our Army chief?" she asked. "But it is a matter of concern generally that the present Army chief's statement result in controversy because the statements itself are quite objectionable", Karat told ANI.

After Dikshit likened army chief Bipin Rawat to a "goon on the street", the BJP demanded his expulsion and an apology from Sonia Gandhi. I want to make this clear today.

Condemning Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit's remarks on Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said that it was wrong for politicians to comment on the Army chief. Under severe fire, Dikshit retracted his remarks and apologised through a tweet.

Dikshit made the remark while responding to a question about the aggressive statements made by Pakistan's Chief of Army staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.

"I dub the statement as wrong". People can misinterpret (comments made by him).

Congress spokesperson Meem Afzal said, "Our party respects the army and so does the country". The minister also referred to Rahul's "khoon kidalali" barb at Modi previous year.

"The Indian National Congress has always stood by the demands of Indian army including the last one on which they were agitating for one rank and one pension".

On Sunday, Sandeep Dikshit had said, "Ours is not a mafia Army like the Pakistani Army which makes statements like the goons on the street". How dare Congress call Indian Army Chief as "Sadak Ka Gunda". He wrote: "I have reservations about a comment by Army chief but I should have chosen appropriate words". Then, I would have been happy. "A responsible party allows its well-known faces to go haywire and doesn't bother about coming out clean on what its approach it about the Indian Army", she said. The Congress has come under attack from the Bharatiya Janata Party over Dikshit's comments on the army chief.

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