1. Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit says Army Chief Bipin Rawat shouldn’t talk like a goonda; rushes to withdraw statement

Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit says Army Chief Bipin Rawat shouldn’t talk like a goonda; rushes to withdraw statement

Sandeep Dikshit said it feels bad when our Army Chief gives a statement like a "sadak ka gunda".

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 11, 2017 8:50 PM
sandeep dikshit, army chief, bipin rawat, sadak goonda, bipin rawat sadak ka goonda comment, sandeep dikshit sadak ka goonda comment, army chief bipin rawat, “I genuinely believe what I said was wrong. So I apologise for it and withdraw my statement,” Sandeep Dikshit said. (PTI)

Senior Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Sunday said that Army Chief Bipin Rawat shouldn’t sound ‘like a gooda’ while making a point before the media. Dikshit, who is the son of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, later said that he has withdrawn his statement and also tendered his apology. “I genuinely believe what I said was wrong. So I apologise for it and withdraw my statement,” Sandeep Dikshit said. Dikshit’s comment drew strong reactions from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the government. Reacting strongly to the statement, MoS Home Kiren Rijiju, said “What’s wrong with Congress Party? How dare Congress call Indian Army Chief as Sadak Ka Gunda.” Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit had earlier said that it feels bad when our Army Chief gives a statement like a “sadak ka gunda”.

Dikshit’s comments come in backdrop of controversy which broke out after academician Partha Chatterjee had compared General Rawat to General Dyer, the infamous British General who ordered the massacre in the Jallianwala Bagh. Rawat, however, said that he was  unperturbed by the comparison. “See, I am an Army officer, just anything cannot affect me. You have to be prepared to face such…. People can misinterpret (comments made by him). There is no need to react. He (Chatterjee) was trying to draw a reaction from somewhere else. It should not bother me,” said Rawat.

Watch | Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit says Army Chief Bipin Rawat shouldn’t talk like a goonda; rushes to withdraw statement

When asked if he was not hurt by the comparison, he said, “Not at all. People are the best judges; majority’s decision will be right.”

In the article titled, “In Kashmir, India Is Witnessing Its Moment”, Chatterjee had written, “There are chilling similarities between the justifications advanced for the actions of the British Indian army in Punjab in 1919 and those being offered today in defence of the acts of the Indian army in Kashmir.”

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    v n
    Jun 14, 2017 at 5:33 am
    Make statements test the ground and if it backfires withdraw! What is said cannot be withdrawn Is there any logic However this the son of corrupt Sheila Dixit cannot be expected to have dignity and decorum India must not tolerate these dogs
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      SUBHASH
      Jun 14, 2017 at 12:39 am
      aBSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS . fIRST TALK ,WHEN PUBLIC CRITICISM MOUNTS , JUST APOLOGISE AND EAT BACK . SHEER INSIDIOUS METHOD TO STAY VISIBLE IN PUBLIC . THIS IS THE QUALITY OF CONGRESS LEADERSHIP . SHAME .
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        Sudhir
        Jun 13, 2017 at 4:14 pm
        sorry stan
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          Sudhir
          Jun 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm
          People like Sandip Dixit and Partha Chatterjee should spend some time in stan and make such irresponsible, unsubstantiated comments against that country's army chief. They should spend enough time there to see its repercussions.
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            girish sham
            Jun 12, 2017 at 10:42 pm
            Mr. Sandeep Dik is real goonda , sadak chhap who has looted wealth of india
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              Rabi Mishra
              Jun 12, 2017 at 6:29 am
              Sandeep Dik , an unemplo useless character is the real sadak ka goonda, not General Rawat as he claims. His apology or Partha Chatterjee's lack of an apology has no meaning at all. Both may be on the payroll of different kinds of anti India forces.
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                book
                Jun 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm
                this is the nature of this type of people.Imagine they ruled the country so long.
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