"Our Prime Minister Modi writes on his website that as a student he participated in a protest during the emergency. Then, according to Army Chief's statement that was also wrong," Owaisi said, according to ANI.
Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM on Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's remark: His statement undermines the Modi government. Our Prime Minister writes on his website that as a student he participated in protest during emergency. Then, according to Army Chief's statement that was also wrong. https://t.co/jWk14GJyek pic.twitter.com/r3NsxZbqH5— ANI (@ANI) December 26, 2019
Earlier on the day, the Army Chief blasted vandals during the anti-CAA protests and said this is not leadership.
"It is not leadership if leaders guide masses, comprising university and college students, to carry out arson and violence in our cities, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said while commenting on protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Leaders emerge from crowds but are not those who lead people in "inappropriate directions", added the Army chief while addressing a gathering at a health summit here.
He said leaders are those who lead people in the right direction.
Since both houses of Parliament approved amendments to the citizenship law earlier this month, protests - sometimes violent - have taken place across the country. Multiple protestors have been injured and have died in these protests, especially in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.
"What is so complex about leadership, if it is all about leading. Because when you move forward, everybody follows. It is not that simple. It appears simple, but it is a complex phenomenon," Rawat said in his speech.