BJP slams Sandeep Dikshit for insulting Army Chief Bipin Rawat, demands his expulsion

Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat had said that the Indian Army was fully ready for a ‘two and a half front war’. In lieu of this, Sandeep Dikshit on Sunday had said that the Army Chief shouldn't make statements like a 'sadak ka gunda'

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2017 7:12 am
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Lashing out at Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit’s ‘sadak ka gunda’ remark for Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday while condemning the same, asserted that such hurtful statements will be ‘democratically rejected’.

Commenting on the Congress Party’s ‘trend’ of periodically attacking the Indian Army, BJP leader Sambit Patra, while demanding an apology from Party President Sonia Gandhi said such leaders should be expelled immediately. “First it was Rahul Gandhi who spoke of ‘khoon ki dalali’. Following him was Sanjay Nirupam, who demanded proof post the surgical strike carried out by the Army. In the latest to join this bandwagon is Sandeep Dikshit, with his hurtful and appalling statement. Sonia Gandhi should expel such leaders and apologise for the act,” Patra told ANI.

Echoing a similar stance, BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao came down heavily on the Congress’ ‘track two politics’, claiming that this ‘indecent’ comment was a pre-planned move by the ‘Rahul Gandhi brigade’. “There are some politicians and pseudo-intellectuals who only want to boost the morale of the Pakistani armed forces and demean our Army by making such condemnable statements. This is not the language a parliamentarian must use. This clearly shows that it was no random comment; it was a pre-planned political move by the Congress Party. This comment highlights their anti-national spirit,” alleged Rao.

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’. In lieu of this, Sandeep Dikshit on Sunday had said that the Army Chief shouldn’t make statements like a ‘sadak ka gunda’ (a roadside thug).

While this comment garnered negativity from politicos across the country, Dikshit subsequently withdrew his statement and apologised for the same. “I genuinely believe what I said was wrong. So I apologise for it and withdraw my statement,” said Dikshit.

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    Lovely
    Jun 12, 2017 at 9:16 pm
    This goon Sandeep can arrested under National Security Act.
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      Kustagi Raghavendrachar
      Jun 12, 2017 at 7:53 pm
      The army chief is adoring the position which is equivalent to prin l secretary of the central government.If any one cast aspersions or p loose comments on a govt officer it is an offence and that person can be arrested and charged for obstructing the govt servant doing his official duty.Here the real sadak goonda is Mr Dik himself who has disturbed the peace of mind of the top most army officer namely the chief of army who is entrusted with the responsibility of defending the border and protecting the life of citizens from the enemy attack.Congress has always disrespected our brave and selfless army.Dixit is having several anti national sentiment political leaders behind him otherwise how he will have guts to p such a nasty remarks on our army chief.The armed forces of our country are most deciplined men in uniform.If Rahul hi has any dream of becoming the PM of this country then he should immediatly dismiss Dixit
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        SP
        Jun 12, 2017 at 1:40 pm
        After Modi came to power we have discovered large number of anti-nationals who have come out like snakes from hiding. In case of Dik , this is the first time he has made irresponsible statement. Hope he will not repeat. He is otherwise balanced and reasonable.
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          terimaakabhosda
          Jun 12, 2017 at 1:20 pm
          Well said Mr Dik ...Bipin is indeed hijra goonds just like sanghi terrorists who was appointed Army Head out of turn by ignoring senior officers to follow Sanghi Agenda and saffronize army and introduce patanjali products in army canteens and p all tenders of Adani Ambani to buy substandard products which they will procure from Chinese companies and sell to Indian Army at 500-1000 profits...
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            srinivas
            Jun 12, 2017 at 1:51 pm
            piglet spotted
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            patriot
            Jun 12, 2017 at 12:35 pm
            This type nasty people should be dumped at LOC INDIA to fight against terrorists and enemies for do or die. Here they are eating our nation,s food and drinking our water easily. They will understand what army facing there.
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              rangan anand
              Jun 12, 2017 at 11:59 am
              WHOEVER POINT FINGERS AND UTTARANCES OF OUR BELOVED ARMY LIKE SANDIP DISK AND BALAKRISHAN - CPM HOME MINISTER SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE PARTY. THERE SHOULD OME LAW TO PUNISH THESE ROWDIES OF THE COUNTRY LIKE THE ABOVE TWO SHOULD BE PUT BEHIND BAR
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                ASHOK
                Jun 12, 2017 at 11:53 am
                Any apologies for "Chalu Baniya" by Thadipar Amit shah
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                  Mithilesh
                  Jun 12, 2017 at 12:57 pm
                  It is "chatur baniya" and not "chalu bania". Correct yourself. It is not an insulting word. Baniya is a cast representing business community and chatur means clever. Every one knows that hi belonged to baniya community.
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                    srinivas
                    Jun 12, 2017 at 1:52 pm
                    So it is ok for u just because the Amit Shah referred to MKG as Chatur Baniya ?
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                      Lovely
                      Jun 12, 2017 at 9:17 pm
                      What is wrong with that ?
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                    Kunjan
                    Jun 12, 2017 at 11:47 am
                    What the Army Chief conve is in the better interest of the country and to instill confidence to defence men and the citizens at large. It jis his duty to prepare the defence to tackle all eventualities. Now a days there is a tendency to attack the Army Officers on what they said and not. There is also a tendency to glorify covertly those involved in antinational slogan shouting, writing, authoring etc etc. Some medias are also supporting these ideologies, They should desist from such tactics. Had the Cogress been in the helm of affairs, the so called secular thinkers and writers willnot dare to say like what they say now.
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