People will not forget those who criticize Army: Shahnawaz Hussain

The BJP national spokesperson's comments come in the backdrop of Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit's "sadak ka goonda" remark with regards to Army Chief General Bipin Rawat

By: PTI | Kolkata | Published: June 13, 2017 10:11 pm
Shahnawaz Khan, BJP, Sandeep Dikshit, Indian Army, Army Chief, Bipin Rawat, sadk ka gunda, india news, latest news, indian express BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain. (File Photo)

BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain today said that the people of this country would never “forgive and forget” those who question the credibility of the Indian Army and try to demoralize the defence forces.

“You can criticize the BJP as much as you want. You can criticize our Prime Minister. But criticizing and questioning the credibility of Indian Army is unpardonable. If someone tries to demoralize Indian Army by making atrocious statements then the people of this country will never forgive them,” Hussain said while addressing a programme here.

Hussain’s comments come in the backdrop of Congress 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.

Dikshit had tendered an apology, saying he had reservations about Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s comments but should have chosen appropriate words.

Hussain alleged that such comments gave ammo to Pakistan.

While speaking on the ongoing turmoil in Kashmir, Hussain said,” There is turmoil because terrorism in Kashmir is on its death bed and before dying it is giving a last try. That is why there is a turmoil. But we will not bow our heads before terrorism.”

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  1. C
    Jun 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm
    The level of corruption in the Armed forces is substantial, and in most cases is nurtured under the political umbrella. The elite administrators of the military are the ones who are involved and there are a large number of scintillating cases on record. The promotion and transfer system in the forces is heavily tainted with corruption, and many deserving officers have got their careers truncated due to favoritism and lack of personal loyalty to superiors. The topmost positions in the armed forces are almost entirely politically supported, and not essentially due to mere excellence. Corruption raises its ugly head in cutting down steadfast and sincere officers by targeting their confidential reports (CR). The only segment of the armed forces that is free from any corruption charges are its soldiers, and they deserve the highest honor for serving the nation with their lives regardless. To broadcast the viewpoint that the military is without reproach and criticism is incorrect.
    1. G
      Jun 13, 2017 at 10:52 pm
      And will history forgive those who misuse Govt Agencies ED ITax and at times Army for vested interests?
      1. R
        R K
        Jun 15, 2017 at 1:01 pm
        Oh...u seem to be defending ur mai baaps like lalu, pappu, ur italian madam, chidu the like.....go ahead...