AAP complains to police against Parrikar for ‘defaming’ Army

AAP complains to police against Parrikar for ‘defaming’ Army

New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The AAP on Friday complained to Delhi Police against Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and BJP spokesperson G.V.L. Narsimha Rao for “defaming” and “politicising” the Indian armed forces through their statements on the surgical strikes.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and party’s Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey gave two separate complaint letters to the station house officer (SHO) of I.P. Estate police station on Friday evening.

In his complaint letters, Pandey said that he was “deeply agonised by the fallacious and abominable statements made by Manohar Parrikar and G.V.L. Narsimha Rao against Indian armed forces and thereby committed an act of sedition and defamation”.

“Statements of Parrikar and Rao on Indian armed forces has let down entire nation,” Pandey wrote in his complaint letters.

He requested Delhi Police to take appropriate action against both the leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

After the September 29 surgical strikes, Parrikar on October 1 compared the Indian Army with Lord Hanuman of Ramayana, saying as the deity was reminded of his strength before going to Lanka “I reminded our army of their powers and they did the job brilliantly”.

According to the AAP, BJP spokesperson Rao on Wednesday had demeaned the might of the Indian Army by allegedly saying that it (army) did not have the power (to conduct such surgical strikes) for 70 years which it has now acquired (during BJP government).

The AAP on Thursday accused the BJP of “demeaning” the Indian Army’s might and demanded an apology from the party over Parrikar and Rao’s statements “defaming” the armed forces.

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