Sadak ka gunda row: Rahul Gandhi dubs Sandeep Dikshit’s comments as ‘absolutely wrong’
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Monday reprimanded a party leader Sandeep Dikshit for likening Army Chief General Bipin Rawat to a “goon on the street”, a remark over which the BJP demanded an apology from no less than its chief Sonia Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi said the remark by Diskhit, an ex-Lok Sabha MP from East Delhi and son of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Diskhit, was “absolutely wrong.” Dikshit had made the controversial remark yesterday.
“Ours is not a mafia army like the Pakistani army which makes statements like the goons on the street. It looks bad when our Army chief gives a statement like a ‘sadak ka goonda’ (goon on the street),” he said.
Dikshit later withdrew his remark and tweeted, “I have reservations on a comment of the Army chief, but I should have chosen appropriate words. I apologise.” The BJP, however, insisted on an apology from Sonia Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi said the Indian Army works for the country and there was no need for any political leader to make comments against the Army chief.
“Someone from the press told me today that a Congress leader has made comments about the Army chief. This is absolutely wrong,” he said, addressing a Karnataka …read more