Army chief playing havoc with democratic polity: Soz

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 12/2/2018 1:06:24 PM

SRINAGAR, Dec 1: Senior congress leader and former Union Minster, Prof Saifuddin Soz on Saturday said that Army chief, Bipin Rawat continues to play havoc to the democratic and constitutional polity of India.
“I feel sad that the well established institutions and their sphere of activities that have also been well defined in the past, have now started getting trespassed by some people who refuse to appreciate the provisions of the constitution of India, both in letter and in spirit,” Soz said in a statement.
He said that to cite a case in point is the sustained rhetoric of General Rawat who feels free to comment on situations of political nature and the General’s remarks often carry implications for the society, at large.
“Rawat tries to set a new trend that he is not bound by the Rules of Business indicated for him, in the warrant of his appointment. It has never been the case at any point of time since India’s independence,” he said.
“In one of his statements, Rawat has announced that he was going to use ‘Drones’ in Kashmir while as in second, he warned Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan to, first of all, make Pakistan a Secular country and then think of talking to India,” he added.
He said, “I don’t care much on what the Modi government thinks of the General and his attitude to his well defined work. But, I feel very sad that the National Opposition is not taking any notice of the General’s Rhetoric which certainly shows India in poor light, internationally.”
“I feel doubly sad that Minister after Minister in the Modi government have started accepting the Modi Rhetoric on issues simply because they think that the rhetoric might help them at the hustings,” he said.



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