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FIR against Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit  for calling Army chief ‘Sadak ka gunda’

An FIR has been registered against Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Wednesday for his controversial comments against Army Chief General Bipin Rawat. The FIR has been lodged in Hussainganj police station in Lucknow.

Earlier, Diskhit sparked controversy asserting that General Rawat shouldn’t make statements like a ‘sadak ka gunda’

He said, “It feels our Army chief speaks like a ‘sadak ka gunda’ (roadside thug). While this is expected from Pakistan who are like the mafia, why does our own chief make such ronouncements?”

Dikshit’s remark drew flak from all corners.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said the comment made by party leader Army Chief were wrong, insisting that politicians should refrain from making such statements against the Army Chief.

Gandhi further said that the Indian Army serves the nation and, therefore, no political statements should be made against them.

Echoing similar views, Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “It shocks us. It did not come from somebody from Congress, but from a very eminent Congress leader.”

Later, Dikshit tendered an apology for the same and said he shouldn’t have used “uncivilised” words to convey his message.


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