New Delhi | Rashtrapati Bhavan Source denies receiving any letter supposedly written by armed forces veterans to the President which is circulating in the media.
Earlier today, a letter was released in the social media which was written to the “Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces”, that is the President of India Ram Nath Kovind.
The letter says to direct all parties to “forthwith desist from using the military” and “any actions by military formations or personnel” for political purposes.
“We refer, Sir, to the unusual and completely unacceptable practice of political leaders taking credit for military operations like cross-border strikes, and even going so far as to claim the Armed Forces to be ‘Modi ji ki Sena’,” the letter reads.
The letter is a veiled reference to the use of the term by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, among others who used it in their political rallies.
It accuses political parties and organisations to be in ‘total disregard of the model code of conduct’.
The letter carries the names of some of the most decorated and well-known military veterans. They include Gen. S.F. Rodrigues, Gen. Shankar Roy Chowdhury, Gen. Deepak Kapoor, Adm. Laxminarayan Ramdas, Adm. Vishnu Bhagwat, Adm. Arun Prakash, Adm. Sureesh Mehta and Air Chief Marshal N.C. Suri.