Gandhi further said that the Indian Army serves the nation and, therefore, no political statements should be made against them. "There is no need for politicians to comment on the Army chief - it's completely wrong".
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. His remarks had stirred a controversy with him as well as the party receiving backlash.
His putdown came hours after the government ripped into Mr Dikshit and demanded that Congress president Sonia Gandhi apologise for his comments. Under severe fire, Dikshit retracted his remarks and apologised through a tweet. "So I apologize for it and withdraw my statement", the senior Congress leader told a news agency. The comment made to a journalist generated fierce criticism.
Congress spokesperson Meem Afzal said, "Our party respects the army and so does the country. They do so in Parliament but to do so to the Army is shocking", she said. He also said the Indian Army had depth and was gentlemanly and as it was a great institution, it brought along a particular culture with it. "If some words have been used for its chief, it is unfortunate".
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Referring to the 2008 Batla House encounter in which a Delhi police officer was also killed, she said Congress leaders had then visited the houses of killed terrorists.
"People should not make any comments against the Army chief".
General Rawat sparked a row when he defended a Major's decision to strap a civilian to the bonnet of his jeep in the Kashmir Valley.
"The Congress party consistently questions the integrity of the Indian Army to shame and demoralise the Indian Army", Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said at a press conference here.