The comments of Singh, Union Minister of State for External affairs, drew sharp criticism from the opposition, including the Congress, which demanded his immediate sacking.
V K Singh has offered a clarification but his central argument that ‘small’ is somehow insignificant or too small a matter to involve the central government is what has been damning in the government’s response to many issues.
BJP came to V K Singh’s defence saying the matter should not be blown out of proportion as he had already condemned the incident.
“There is a question mark on their act. Are they really concerned or is there any other reason (for returning the award)?” he asked.
The TSD was set up to conduct covert military operations but ran into trouble when reports of alleged irregularities and indiscriminate use of secret service funds emerged.
The SDM had gone to the village on receiving a complaint of the encroachment.
Hearing the plea of Tejinder Singh, the trial court had on February 11 directed CBI to provide several documents.
Recalling the Kargil conflict, Musharraf on Sunday was quoted by PTI as saying that the Pakistani Army “caught India by throat” and that India will never forget the war.
Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday was apparently referring to V K Singh’s prolonged legal battle over the issue of his age when he was the Army Chief four years back.
India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had organised the historic Bandung conference that led to the Non-Aligned Movement.
Sources said that Shambhu Prasad has for long been associated with former army chief V K Singh.
“It is only an insidious campaign in which the arms lobby is working overtime,” said Singh.
The EGI sought to remind him of the recent Supreme Court judgment on using derogatory language on social media.
‘We are fighting to replace abusive word prostitute, along comes a Minister who uses it as insult,’ says Bharati Dey.
The word was initially meant to denote journalists “who give biased and predetermined views in favor of the government and corporations”.