Jammu, Jan 24: Day after the controversial statement of senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh, Member Parliament Rahul Gandhi Tuesday denounced Singh’s utterance terming them as ‘ridiculous’. He was quick to add that Armed forces doesn’t need to give proof of their work to anybody.
Replying to a query raised by journalists during a press conference in Jammu on 130th day of Bharat Jodo Yatra, Rahul said neither he nor Congress agrees with Digvijay’s statement and armed forces need not to prove anything about its operations.
Rahul statement comes a day after veteran Congressmen and former Madhya Pradesh chief Minister Digvijay Singh said that the BJP government gave no proof of surgical strikes while claiming to have killed many terrorists.
“What Digvijay has stated, I totally disagree with that. We have total trust in our army, if the army does something, there is no need to prove it,’ Rahul said adding, “Digvijay’s statement was his personal opinion and not our (Congress) opinion.”
Elaborating further Rahul said, “I don’t agree with the statement of Digvijay Singh. It is crystal clear that we disagree with it. It is the official position of the Congress.”
“The Indian armed forces do their job exceptionally well. They (armed forces) need not provide any proof,” he said.
Rahul said that Congress is a democratic institution that allows conversations unlike BJP and RSS.
“Congress is a democratic party and there is no dictatorship. His (Digvijay’s) statement is ridiculous. It is his own view but let me tell you Congress’ view is far above his,” he said.
“The views in the party generated after conversation with in the party. I would like to assure you that Digvijaya’s views are outlined views that are not that were held by the center of the party. We are absolute crystal clear that armed forces do a job, they do a job exceptionally well and they do not have need to be providing proof of anything.,” he said adding, “It is in the culture of our party to allow conversations, and sometimes people have extreme views add their views in that conversations.
“Sometimes in every conversation few people says ridicules things and in this case I am sorry to have to say this about a senior leader (Digvijay Singh), he said a ridicules thing, which we totally disagree,” he added.
When asked if Digvijay’s statement will ruin the hard work done by him over past months, Rahul said that the Bharat Jodo Yatra has achieved something very fundamental and important and will not be affected by someone’s individual comments. (KNO)
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