Nitin Gadkari wants Padma Bhushan for Major Gogoi
Union minister Nitin Gadkari said that Major Gogoi should be awarded Padma Bhushan. Gogoi used presence of mind to save several solders. its a strategy and he should be awarded Padma Bhushan, said Gadkari. Well, let me tell you - recently, Gogoi, the army officer who tied a man to the bonnet of a jeep+ as a 'shield' against stone-pelting mob in Jammu and Kashmir, was awarded the Army Chief Commendation Card for sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations."Major Gogoi has been awarded Chief of Army Staff's Commendation Card for sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations," Army spokesperson Aman Anand said. The officer was awarded by Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat during his recent visit to Jammu and Kashmir. Major Gogoi of the 53 Rashtriya Rifles was in the spotlight after a video, shot during the April 9 Srinagar Lok Sabha by-poll and posted on social media showed a man tied on the bonnet of an army jeep in Badgam of Jammu and Kashmir. The video went viral and sparked a major controversy, with one faction condemning the army's action while the other commended their ingenuity.