Congress wants PM to order probe on V K Singh, AAP seeks his dismissal

In a statement, AAP spokesperson Dilip Pandey asked the Centre to “dismiss” V K Singh from his ministerial berth and conduct a thorough investigation into the “allegations”.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:August 19, 2016 2:44 am
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The Congress on Thursday said allegations levelled by Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh against Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh were “serious” and demanded that the Prime Minister constitute a time-bound inquiry into the matter.

A day after the Army chief submitted an affidavit in his personal capacity to the Supreme Court, in which he said Singh tried to stall his promotion “with mysterious design, malafide intent and to arbitrarily punish” him for “extraneous reasons”, the Congress said it is unprecedented for a serving Army chief to level such charges against a Union minister who was his predecessor.”

“If even an iota of these allegations are true, General V K Singh cannot continue in his current office even for a second,” Congress communication department head Randeep Surjewala said. “These assertions, coming as they do from the head of the Indian Army, need to be taken seriously and the Prime Minister must immediately constitute a time-bound inquiry and take action against General Singh thereupon if they are true,” he added.

The AAP called for the ouster of V K Singh. In a statement, AAP spokesperson Dilip Pandey asked the Centre to “dismiss” V K Singh from his ministerial berth and conduct a thorough investigation into the “allegations”.

“This is the first time a serving Army chief has raised allegations against his predecessor and a sitting Union minister. The government should take this seriously and stand with its soldiers, by taking action against its own minister,” said Pandey.

“Such a person had become a political liability for the BJP, but now he has become a national liability. He should be immediately sacked,” AAP leader Raghav Chadha said.

Meanwhile, V K Singh, who is away in Saudi Arabia to help laid-off Indian workers, tweeted: “While some people comment on subjudice matters, I will continue 2do what I am most passionate about, serve my country.”

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    Pat
    Aug 19, 2016 at 1:52 am
    Anti india party congress and paap party do nothing for the country but just go after Indians who are true to India, why should people believe these con scamsters , these politicians have no agenda for the country just want power at any cost. ,losers cry babies whining eating out of peoples money, make sure These crooks become India's past.
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    SubbuI
    Aug 19, 2016 at 5:40 am
    NOT ONLY VKSINGH TO BE SUSPENDED BOTH FROM PARLIMENT MEMBER SHIP AND FROM CABINET, BUT ALSO A HIGH LEVEL NIA AND OR CBI PROBE MUST BE ORDERED UNDER SUPREME COURT SUPERVISION, OUR PRESIDENT SUPREME CHIEF OF ARMED FORCES TO BE KEPT IN PICTURE.THIS BLACKMAIL CHARGES AND PPRESENT ARMY CHIEF AFFIDAVIT TO SUPREME COURT ABOUR VKS IS VERY DUBIOUS AND MAY BE INTERLINKED. VKS IS VERY DANGEROUS AND DIABOLC CHARACTER. NATIONAL SECURITY IS IN DANGER.prevention is better than cure.
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      SubbuI
      Aug 19, 2016 at 5:55 am
      WE ALLWAYS SUSPECTED WHY THIS EX ARMY CHIEF VKSINGH SUDDENLY JOINS BJP AFTER CRUSADIND IN ANNA HAZARE AGITATION. HE BECAME ARDENT BAKTH OF FEKU.AND GETS CABINET BERTH, SOME THING DUBIOUS AND DOUBTFUL TO OBSERVE. All angle to be probed and this fellow must be punished if found guilty.
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        Anil Bharali
        Aug 19, 2016 at 1:06 am
        Ex General and present BJP Minister is a perfect colonial minded person of Churchill's design what should be Indian like politicians were !!
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          Anil Bharali
          Aug 19, 2016 at 1:06 am
          Ex General and present BJP Minister is a perfect colonial minded person of Churchill's design what should be Indian like politicians were !!
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          avi
          Aug 19, 2016 at 6:55 am
          This man V K Singh was never fit to be Army Chief but somehow conned his way. He has done more harm than good by tarnishing it's image and politicising it. He should be sacked if BJP has the guts ???
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            Deeply Concerned
            Aug 19, 2016 at 1:30 am
            What a waste of a career and that too in Indian Army ??!! If he has any shame legt then he must quit now
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              rak g
              Aug 19, 2016 at 2:37 am
              losers, lol....lost most elections since independence and calling themselves winners and victims.....good luck dreaming
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