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Kiren Rijiju withdraws controversial tweet
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Kiren Rijiju withdraws controversial tweet

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New Delhi, Nov 5: After attracting criticism for his tweet supporting Delhi police in the lawyers vs cops clash, Union Minister for Sports Kiren Rijiju has withdrawn his controversial tweet.

Earlier, Minister’s tweet, in which he backed police saying : “"Being a cop is a thankless job . But they don’t do it for thanks".

Mr Rijiju, who was Minister of State for Home in the previous Modi government between 2014 and 2019, also tweeted : "Police officers put their lives on the line every day. They are damned if they do, and damned even if they don’t. What gets lost in all the anti-police rhetoric is the family left at home while a policeman serves".

His series of one-sided tweets had created much furore from the lawyers and politicians. Rijiju’s tweet backing men in uniform had also attracted media attention.

As he understood the mistake, the Minister soon withdrew all his controversial tweets and maintain only one tweet which is a neutral statement that “Let's not take law into our hands”.