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New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that no person should make comments on the Army Chief, after Sanderp Dikshit kicked off a
controversy by likening Bipin Rawat as 'goon on the street' remark.
"This is absolutely wrong. No politician should pass comments in the Army Chief," Gandhi said.
Earlier, Bahratiya Janata Party (BJP) attacked the Congress demanding an apology from its chief Sonia Gandhi over Dikshit's remark.
It is a very 'consistent pattern" in undermining democratic institutions and it was shocking its leader had now targeted the Army, Union minister Nirmal Sitharaman said in a press conference.
Dikshit had tendered an apology, saying he had reservations about Army Chief Bipin Rawat's comments but should have chosen appropriate words. "There is no sense of apology in his tweets. No less than Congress president Sonia Gandhi should come out and apologies," Sitharaman said.
Calling Dikshit,a former Lok Sabha MP, an eminent leader and wll-known face, she said the Congress should disown him for trying o shame and demoralise the Army.
While, Dikshit had stroked a controversy with his description of Army cheif General Rawat as a "sadak ka gunda", leading to outrage.
"It feels our army chief speaks like a roadside thug. While this is expected from Pakistan who are like the mafia, why does our own chief makes such pronouncements?"
Dikshats remark came in th backdrop of General Rawat's recent statement, where he said that the Indian Army is well prepared to face external and internal threats of the country.
"Indian Army is fully ready for a two-and-a-half front war".
The Congress party has sidelined itself from Dikshat's controversial statement, saying that the party does not supp o rt use of such language at all.
"I dont know why he used such language.We have discussed his issue with him, but the party doesn't support this for sure," Congress leader Meena Afzal said.