Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman steers clear of row over Army chief General Bipin Rawat's remarks

The defence minister said that she didn't feel the need to comment and doesn't need to comment on the same. 

Published: 22nd February 2018 11:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd February 2018 11:30 PM   |  A+A-

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (File | PTI)

By PTI

LUCKNOW: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today steered clear of Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's remarks about the rise of the AIUDF party in Assam and the changing demography in the northeast, saying she would not like to react to it.

"I don't want to react to anything. Somebody said something, somebody talking about, why should I react?" she told journalists on the sidelines of Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit when she was asked to comment on Rawat's remarks.

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  • Ranae Mumbai

    The Defence Minister is not willing to comment on the remarks passed by the Army Chief who is under the control of the Defence Minister but at the same time she compelled and ???? made the Army chief of telling that the Rafalae air craftsare the need of the hour under the foolish advice of the PM!!!' The Rafalae deal would have to be argued in the Supreme Court and how best the DM would present her case !!!! Let us wait and see
    1 month ago reply
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