Earlier in the day, the government appealed to the opposition to stop politicising General (Retd.) Singh's remark and said that the matter was now over since he has apologised in this regard.
"This issue is being repeated and escalated unnecessarily as he has reiterated time and again that in no way he wanted to hurt or insult any section of the society with his statement. But we can't help it if the people want to keep this issue alive for political reasons," Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told ANI here.
Meanwhile, the Congress, led by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, protested against the former army chief outside the Parliament today and demanded his resignation.