Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and different members of his get together on Wednesday walked out of a gathering of the Parliamentary Committee on Defence, alleging that the panel’s time was being wasted in discussing armed forces’ uniform as an alternative of the essential subject of nationwide safety, sources mentioned.
Gandhi was disallowed to talk on the assembly by the panel chairman and Bharatiya Janata Party MP Jual Oram when he sought to lift the problems of Chinese aggression and higher equipping the troopers on the border in Ladakh, they mentioned.
The sources mentioned the problem of uniforms of the military, the navy and the air drive was being mentioned within the presence of the Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat when Gandhi intervened to say that as an alternative of discussing this, the political management ought to focus on the problems of nationwide safety and the right way to strengthen the forces who’re combating the Chinese in Ladakh.
A presentation on the color of uniforms within the military, the navy and the air drive was being made to the committee when a BJP member known as for uniformity within the uniform color of the three forces as within the United States.
However, the previous Congress chief mentioned the military, the navy and the air drive ought to determine what the color of their uniform ought to be, and never the politicians.
“The politicians should not have any enterprise to inform the military, the navy or the air drive which uniform to put on and it’s neither their jurisdiction nor area and shouldn’t belittle them or insult them.
“The political leadership should instead provide hot tents, boots and equip the soldiers who are braving out at the border and are fighting the Chinese in Ladakh,” Gandhi was quoted as saying on the assembly.
According to the sources, Gandhi mentioned, “The leadership should also focus on how to push back the enemy and support and strengthen the armed forces rather than dictating the colour of their uniforms.”
This led to a heated alternate on the assembly.
The committee chairman didn’t enable Gandhi to talk additional, following which the Congress chief determined to stroll out, the sources mentioned, including get together members Rajeev Satav and Revanth Reddy additionally left the assembly together with their chief.
Gandhi has been attacking the federal government over the problem of Chinese aggression.
The BJP, nonetheless, had hit again, saying the Congress chief had been skipping the conferences of the Parliamentary Committee on Defence.