Former finance minister P Chidambaram has asked the Army Chief General Bipin Rawat to ‘mind his business’ in the context of the General condemning the CAA protests
Bengaluru: Two days ago, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had condemned the violence during the anti-CAA protests across the country which also saw vandalism take place.
While the Army Chief’s remarks came out of his concern for public life, the opposition has not taken kindly to it.
Today (December 28) former Union finance minister P Chidambaram issued a caustic remark as a mark of his protest against the Army Chief.
He said, "It is a shame that DGP and Army General are being asked to support the government. Let me appeal to General Rawat, you head the Army and mind your business. It's not the business of Army to tell politicians what we should do, just as it's not our business to tell you how to fight a war.”
Even AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi had expressed his displeasure over the General’s remarks.
“It is a known fact and the Constitution also demands that in civilian matter the Army will not interfere... That is the difference between India as a functional democracy and other South Asian democracies please don’t interfere in civilian matters... The right to protest is democratic right.”
The Army Chief had said, "Leaders are not those who lead people in an inappropriate direction. As we are witnessing in a large number of universities and colleges, students the way they are leading masses & crowds to carry out arson & violence in cities and towns. This is not leadership.”
Rawat also reminded people about the brave sacrifices our soldiers do.
He had also added, "On a day when we are attired in Delhi to protect ourselves from cold, I wish to pay reverence to my soldiers who stand steadfast manning Saltoro ridge in Siachen & others manning high altitude positions where the temperature ranges between -10 to -45 degrees."
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Last Updated Dec 28, 2019, 4:36 PM IST