"Whatever Kiren Rijiju is saying, it's his personal view. The Congress Party has made innumerable sacrifices from the day it came into power. I am disappointed with what he is saying, considering the high esteemed person he is," Ering told reporters.

"The statement that he has made will send a very wrong message to the people. No one can forget the sympathy and the concern that was there in the heart of whole Gandhi family and Nehru family, especially for Arunachal Pradesh," he added.

The MP from Arunachal Pradesh stressed that it was wrong to compare Nehru with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as the former had a huge respect for the 'Iron Man'. "If Rijiju is making such comments for taking political mileage then I think it is wrong," he said.

Rijiju had yesterday criticised Nehru for letting the people of Northeast down during the 1962 India-China war, while accusing the Congress Party of forgetting true heroes like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Subhash Chandra Bose.

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