NEW DELHI (KMS): Senior Congress leader and former Indian Minister, Professor Saifuddin Soz has criticized Indian Army Chief , General Bipin Rawat, for trespassing constitutional limits by “creating havoc in country’s constitution and its democratic polity.”
Professor Saifuddin Soz in a statement issued in Srinagar, said “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.”
“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.”
Soz said the General 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 deplored that Indian opposition was not taking any notice of the General’s rhetoric which certainly shows India in poor light, internationally,” he said.
“I feel doubly sad that ministers after ministers 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.”
Indian Army Chief , General Bipin Rawat delivering a lecture at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi on Wednesday had said that Pakistan should become a secular state “if it wants good relations with India.” He further said the army could use drones in Jammu and Kashmir or in Pakistan territory as long as there was no backlash from the public or from the international community.