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So, I apologise for it and withdraw my statement."
Dikshit had earlier in the day stirred a controversy when he asserted that the General Rawat shouldn't make statements like a 'sadak ka gunda' (a road-side goon).
He said, "It feels our Army chief speaks like a roadside thug. While this is expected from Pakistan who are like the mafia, why does our own chief make such pronouncements?"
Dikshit's comment drew flak from all the quarters.
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju took to Twitter and expressed his angst.