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Parrikar should be careful about choice of words: Basu

Mumbai: CPI(M) veteran Nilotpal Basu today said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has been making comments which are not in tune with the sensitive post he holds, and advised him to be careful with his words.

“Parrikar has been making statements about surgical strike, RSS lessons helping him for such firm actions and the one about Pakistan under anesthesia (post cross-LoC raids).

Such statements are unbecoming of a Defence Minister,” he told reporters here.

The CPI(M) Central Secretariat member, who was here to meet party functionaries, said Parrikar should refrain from making controversial remarks.

“Parrikar should be careful with his words and what impact they make on our armed forces,” said the former Rajya Sabha member.