AAP demands sacking of VK Singh
In the wake of Army Chief General Dalbir Singh alleging victimisation by Union minister V K Singh when he was army chief, AAP on Thursday said he has now become a “national liability” and demanded his sacking.
The party said Dalbir Singh’s claims raise serious concerns and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should address these. “A person who intended to create a friction in the army, whose track record as an army chief was mired in controversies like his age row, who set up a parallel branch for snooping on ministers, one who compared Dalits with dogs while being a minister...There were reports that he also wanted to engineer a coup.
“Such a person had become a political liability for BJP, but now he has become a national liablity. He
should be immediately sacked,” AAP leader Raghav Chadha said.
In an unprecedented step of a serving Army Chief taking on one of his predecessors, General Dalbir Singh has alleged that he was “sought to be victimised” by Gen (retd) V K Singh, now a Union minister, with the sole purpose of denying him promotion as Army Commander. Gen Dalbir Singh made the allegation in an affidavit filed by him in his personal capacity while responding to a petition moved by Lt Gen (retd) Ravi Dastane who had alleged “favouritism” during his selection as Army Commander.