CAA: ‘Mind your business’; Chidambaram hits back at Army chief

New Delhi: Army chief Bipin Rawat had on Thursday criticized the anti-Citizenship Amendment Law (CAA) protestors and the politicians saying, “Leaders are not those who lead people in inappropriate directions, as we are witnessing in a large number of university and college students, the way they are leading masses of crowds to carry out arson and violence in our cities and towns.”

On Saturday, Chidambaram reminded the outgoing army chief that politicians do not tell army officials how to do their job.

“The DGP (director general of police) and army general are being asked to support the government. It is a shame. Let me appeal to General Rawat, you head the army and mind your business,” Chidambaram said while addressing a Maha Rally of the Congress in Kerala’s capital of Thiruvananthapuram.

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“It’s not the business of the army to tell politicians what we should do, just as it’s not our business to tell you how to fight a war,” he added.

“Now, the Army General is being asked to speak up. Is it the job of the Army General?” Chidambaram asked.

“The DGP… the Army General are being asked to support the government. It is a shame. Let me appeal to General Rawat. You head the Army and mind your business… what politicians will do, politicians will do.”

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