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Last Updated : Feb 18, 2020 07:08 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Smriti Irani, Rahul Gandhi spar on Twitter over ruling on permanent commission for women officers

The landmark Supreme Court judgment to grant permanent commission to women officers in the Indian Army and deem them eligible for command posts has sparked off heated debates in the country.


Union Minister Smriti Irani, on February 18, hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in response to a tweet where he wrote that the ruling NDA government "disrespected" women by arguing that female Army officers didn’t deserve command posts or permanent service officers in command positions.

Irani accused the Congress party of “twiddling its thumb” when it was in power and also addressed the party’s former head as “Begaani shaadi mein Abdullah deewane”. Asking Rahul Gandhi to ensure his team fact-checks before posting anything on social media, she wrote:

Gandhi had written:
The tweet was in response to the landmark Supreme Court judgment to grant permanent commission to women officers in the Indian Army and deem them eligible for command posts.

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First Published on Feb 18, 2020 07:08 pm
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